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Version: 14 May 2024

Hand Tracking Overview


Hand tracking API provides access to the left / right hand positions, keyposes, bones, and confidence values. The HandTracking API is now used through Unity's XR Input Subsystem. Classes that are related the hand tracking can be found in the following namespaces.

using UnityEngine.XR;
using UnityEngine.XR.MagicLeap;

Postures categorize key poses into mechanically similar groups. The key poses OK, C, and Pinch are Pinch postures. Finger and L are Point postures. Thumb and Fist are Grasp Postures. The Open key pose is an Open posture.


Hand Tracking Requires developers to enable the Hand Tracking permissions in the Manifest Settings. To do this Go to Edit > Project Settings > Magic Leap > Permissions and enable com.magicleap.permission.HAND_TRACKING. For more information, refer to the permissions guide.

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