Discover 5 Top Startups developing Virtual Reality (VR) Controllers

Curious about new technological advancements in the VR industry? Explore our analysis of 310 global startups & scaleups and learn how their VR controllers impact your business!

Out of 310, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups developing VR Controllers

Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on high-precision controllers, VR-based telerehabilitation, low-latency hardware, digital twins, and VR-enabled remote control. While all of these technologies play a significant role in advancing the virtual reality industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. This time, you get to discover five hand-picked startups developing VR controllers.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the geographical distribution of 310 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights five VR startups that we hand-picked based on scouting criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these five startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 305 VR controller solutions, get in touch with us.

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FinchXR offers VR Control Hardware

Founding Year: 2016
Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Industries: EdTech, Gaming, Media
Partner with Finchxr for Hand & Finger Tracking

Cypriot startup FinchXR develops input technologies and controllers for augmented reality (AR), VR, and extended reality (XR). The startup’s VR controller tracking solution combines continuous inertial movement unit (IMU), absolute optical positioning, and body modeling algorithms. The hand and finger tracking are based on natural gesture recognition and 22-point hand model neural networks trained to avoid the burden on graphical processing units (GPU). FinchXR’s VR solutions find applications in a wide range of areas including education, gaming, and content creation, among others.

DecaGear makes Hip-based VR Controllers

Founding Year: 2018
Location: Singapore
Industry: Gaming
Innovate with DecaGear for Hip-based Movement Control

Singaporean startup DecaGear provides VR hardware to enable immersive gaming. The startup’s hip-based navigation devices allow users to explore virtual environments using a sensor placed on their hip. It lets users move based on data captured by their hip’s motion, thereby freeing their hands for interactions rather than movement.

Cynteract provides Rehabilitation VR Gloves

Founding Year: 2016
Location: Aachen, Germany
Industry: Healthcare
Use this solution for Immersive Physical Therapy

German startup Cynteract makes a glove to trace and control hand movements that connect with a VR headset for hand injuries rehabilitation. The glove is lightweight, economical, comfortable, and is also able to precisely perceive objects and surfaces in virtual environments via an integrated vibration feedback system. The main benefit of the glove is in rehabilitation from hand injuries by motivating users through games and exercises. Additionally, therapists use the solution to monitor their patient’s progress online and manage therapy sessions accordingly.

Extend Robotics develops VR-based Robot Arm Controllers

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Reading, UK
Industries: Manufacturing, Logistics, Healthcare
Work with Extend Robotic for Robotic Teleoperation

UK-based startup Extend Robotics creates a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for robotic teleoperation. It features low latency and real-time control under 50 ms with a fully interactable digital twin robotic arm. The controller lets users provide gesture inputs for each robot arm with 6 degrees of freedom while controlling the end effector, accurate to millimeters. This makes the remote operation of robot arms safer, faster, and cheaper.

Sublight Dynamics offers Six-Axis VR Joysticks

Founding Year: 2018
Location: Philadelphia, US
Industries: Gaming, Robotics
Collaborate with Sublight Dynamics for VR Gaming Joysticks

US-based startup Sublight Dynamics provides a gaming joystick with six degrees of freedom. It features a frictionless and balanced spring steel suspension that provides kinesthetic motion feedback without any moving parts. The VR controller also supports 32 ambidextrous mappable inputs and two analog thumb dials with programmable modes for changing axis settings and button mapping to adapt to different situations. Moreover, besides VR gaming, the joystick has applications in the field of robotics.

Where is this Data from & how to Discover More Startups?

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the VR industry. The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from our Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & lets you scout relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks. To explore VR technologies in more detail, let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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