Getting Started with Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest 2 and Quest

Hand Tracking is a feature for Oculus Quest 2 and Quest that allows you to use your hands in place of your touch controllers.

How does Hand Tracking work?
Hand Tracking works by using the inside-out cameras on Oculus Quest 2 and Quest. Your headset will detect the position and orientation of your hands and the configuration of your fingers. Once detected, computer vision algorithms are used to track the movement and orientation of your hands.
For more information on how Hand Tracking works and what information we collect, visit our Hand Tracking Privacy Notice.

To turn Hand Tracking on or off:
  1. 1.
    Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.
  2. 2.
    Hover over the clock on the left side of the universal menu. When Quick Settings appears, select it to open the Quick Settings panel.
  3. 3.
    Select Settings in the top right corner.
  4. 4.
    Select Device from the left menu, then select Hands and Controllers.
  5. 5.
    Select the toggle next to Hand Tracking to turn it on or off.
From here, you can also turn auto switch for hand tracking on or off.
  • If this setting is on, your headset will automatically switch between using your hands or controllers if you put your controllers down or pick them up.
  • If this setting is off, you will need to manually enable and disable hand tracking.

What gestures can I use with Hand Tracking?
Hand Tracking for Oculus Quest 2 and Quest currently supports the following gestures:
GesturesWhat it's used forHow to do it
Point and Pinch
To select something.
When the cursor appears, point your hand at what you want to select. Then, pinch your thumb and finger together to select.
Pinch and Scroll
Scrolling up, down, left, or right
Pinch your fingers inward. While still pinched inward, move your hand up, down, left or right to scroll. When you’re done scrolling, release.
Palm Pinch
Brings you back to your Oculus Home menu.
Look at your palm at eye level, then hold your thumb and index finger together until the Oculus icon fills up, then release.

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