has hired former HTC Vive executive Joel Breton to run a virtual reality and augmented reality content studio, dubbed Sixense Studios, as the company expands its software reach.

pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company wasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company said last fall it would refund all of the money raised from its backers and preorder customers. It also formed a joint venture with Penumbra, a healthcare company that wanted to move into VR surgery training and patient recovery.

Since VR has seen its growth slow in the consumer market, Los Gatos, California-based Sixense and other companies are pivoting into enterprise and healthcare VR. And Breton, executive vice president

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