The hand gestures always have been a really important way of navigating the HoloLens. The HoloLens is able to recognize your hands and based on specific commands you are able to start, stop or navigate. With the release of the new HoloLens 2, the navigation options have significantly changed and makes it easier than ever before to navigate. The new capabilities feel much more natural, you can “grab” a 3D object or simply tap on the object to start something.
In this blogpost I would like to explain how hand tracking works and explain some of the new navigation capabilities of the Hololens 2. Microsoft has spent a lot of effort in making the HoloLens 2 faster, more convenient to wear and easier to use. The hand gestures, based on the experience I have so far with the HoloLens 2, have changed the most in comparison with the HoloLens 1. The basic gestures used in combination with HoloLens 1 still work, so it’s not needed to start learning from scratch.