Former Google engineer Adrian Wong has confirmed that he has moved from working on that company’s wearable Google Glass technology to Oculus VR’s wearable Oculus Rift headset. Wong, who has spent the last 3 years working on Google Glass as a lead electrical engineer, confirmed that he was moving to the virtual reality (VR) headset maker on his LinkedIn profile. He left Google at the beginning of May 2014, though didn’t confirm where he would be going.
Wong moved to Google in December 2010 after working with Sandia National Laboratories. It’s not clear exactly how he’ll fit into the Oculus VR team right now, though he’ll undoubtedly find himself working in the company’s R&D section to some extent.
He joins former Halo 4 artist Kenneth Scott as the second hire Oculus VR has made this month. The company has been making headlines throughout much of 2014 with high-profile developers such as Valve’s Michael Abrash coming on board. The Oculus Rift’s second developer kit (DK2) will be launching in July 2014, with the company set to release its first consumer version of the device following on from that.
VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR and report back with any more developments.