3 use cases of VR hand tracking

3 use cases of VR hand tracking

Published: 19-06-2022
Updated: 31-01-2023

Virtual reality hand tracking allows businesses to train employees in life like simulations, design products in immersive 3D and virtually collaborate in real-time from anywhere in the world. VR hand tracking is still relatively new, but it has shown promise for enterprise applications today. Here are the three best enterprise use cases for virtual reality hand tracking.

Training & Simulation

The effectiveness of virtual reality to create simulations and trainings is determined by the content and immersiveness of the experience. Immersion is achieved in combination between the visual fidelity and portrayal of what is experienced.

Natural User Interface, also called skeuomorphism, is when a technology is interacted with from human natural means, so the technology resembles the real world equivalent, i.e., hand tracking.

This is important in a training and simulation setting, where precision hand tracking is of utmost importance. Such hand-tracking lets users train using their real hands in virtual surgical procedures or what actions to perform to control an aircraft.

Immersive design

For immersive design to be productive, it must be better and more practical than designing outside of VR, this means frictionless and precise hand tracking.

Essentially, for VR design to be immersive, photorealistic representation of objects and the environment must be achieved. Along with this the ability to manipulate, adjust and create designs must feel easier and more natural than standard 2D alternatives. 

With hand tracking in VR a designer can effectively experiment with different materials, colors, lightings, and more through immersive design. Ultimately, optimizing design flows, decreasing design costs, and betters collaboration.

Remote Collaboration

Natural communication and collaboration are powered by what we say and how we interact.

“Hand gestures are really a powerful aspect of communication, from both the speaker’s and the listener’s end” Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman, body language expert and author, “Gesturing can help people form clearer thoughts, speak in tighter sentences and use more declarative language.”

Hand gestures in remote collaboration help form the speaker’s ideas and how the listener interprets such ideas, shaping what is understood. Effectively, hand tracking and accompanied gestures result in superior non-verbal communication.

This will create a more effective remote working environment that translates to improved communication, social cohesion, and trust.


Virtual reality hand tracking is pivotal for enterprise applications in training and simulation, immersive design, and remote collaboration. A natural user interface allows employees to train using their real hands in virtual simulated environments increasing employee performance. Likewise, frictionless hand tracking enables designers to improve design workflows, and gesture-precise hand tracking is proven to improve communication within remote collaboration, increasing team performance.