EyeSight's innovation doesn't require new hardware to be built, instead embedding a code into apps or software within existing capabilities on smartphones compatible with VR.

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A start-up that makes technology to allow you to control devices touch-free with gestures has raised US$20 million to accelerate its products, including a new product that allows consumers to make selections on a virtual reality VR headset by touching thin air.

Israeli-based eyeSight Technologies received the investment from Chinese conglomerate Kuang-Chi, which manufactures and researches new technologies.

The solution from eyeSight Technologies allows a user to simply place their finger in front of the VR headset and move it around.

A company that produces VR headsets powered by mobile does not need to build new hardware.

The funding will help eyeSight commercialise its solutions and also get a foothold in China with Kuang-Chi now on board as an investor.

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