Valve just showed off their new SteamVR Skeletal Input system that aims to more accurately replicate what a player's hand and body are doing in a virtual environment.

Perhaps the more visually stimulating news here, at least as you as a consumer are concerned, comes from a fresh look at the Knuckles EV2 controllers for VR use.
This initial beta release is intended as an opportunity for developers to try out the API in their games and provide us with feedback. Vive Wands, Oculus Touch, and the new Knuckles EV2 are already supported, and we invite other input makers to work with us to add support for their controllers during the beta as well.