FOVE Begins Shipping $599 Eye-Tracking Headset this Month

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Eye-tracking is oft called the ‘next generation technology’ for VR headsets—lest we forget FOVE , the creators of the world’s first commercially available eye-tracking VR headset, the aptly named FOVE 0.

FOVE Debuts Latest Design for Eye Tracking VR Headset

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FOVE, the company behind the eponymous eye-tracking VR headset, today announced that they will be showing off a new industrial design at both Comic-Con and SIGGRAPH 2016 where attendees will have a chance to demo the new headset design themselves.

ARM and SMI to Showcase New Mobile VR Eye-Tracking Demo at GDC

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ARM Holdings and Sensormotoric Instruments (SMI) are teaming up at GDC to showcase the potential of powerful mobile GPUs, eye-tracking and foveated rendering technologies in a new made-for-VR demo that will debut at GDC next week.

Preorders for FOVE Eye Tracking HMD are now open

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FOVE is the first virtual reality headset that uses eye tracking. Just as Oculus with their Rift, FOVE started a Kickstarter back in May 2015. FOVE’s eye tracking technology uses infrared to track eye movements with accuracy and low latency.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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The Crystal Cove headset featured a cluster of IR LEDs and a tracking camera to provide positional tracking and also introduced low persistence of vision displays. The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype VR headset and tracking camera a shown at CES 2014.

FOVE’s eye-tracking VR headset is finally shipping: Here’s why it’s special

Slashgear

Plenty of virtual reality headsets have hit the market since we first saw FOVE back in May 2015, but none can do what the Samsung-backed VR system can.

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OSVR Roadmap: Creating an Ecosystem of Interoperable VR Hardware and Software

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Specifically, I am aware of plans and work in progress to support Intel Realsense, Tobii eye trackers, NOD devices, Leap Motion camera, HTC Vive and others. Are data points extrapolated into the future to create ‘predictive’ tracking?

Embedded OSVR and what it can do for Phones and Game Consoles

VRGuy

What do you do when you need to add a VR peripheral like an eye tracker or a motion suit to a phone or a game console? For instance, once an eye tracker interface has been defined, the server can translate the vendor-specific implementation of eye tracking data (such as for an SMI eye tracker ) into the universal device-independent reports. Peripherals (positional tracking, for example) including OSVR server runs on PC.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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SEE ALSO Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More. Schwab continues, introducing a technically ‘wearable’, albeit very uncomfortable looking prototype from 2015 (below), “This thing is called Cheese Head. Eye tracking.

LooxidVR is a virtual reality headset that can analyze your emotions

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When I wrote my post about CES 2018 , I briefly talked about a headset called LooxidVR, able to “read the emotions” of the user by employing a combination of EEG sensors and eye tracking. I founded biometric data based AI start-up Looxid Labs in 2015. .

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

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HoloLens visionary Alex Kipman took to the stage in Barcelona to introduce HoloLens 2 which addresses many of the key criticisms of the original headset: field of view, comfort, and hand-tracking. The headset is also equipped with eye-tracking.

Virtuleap wants to read your mind while you play in VR

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Thanks to an accelerator program he attended in 2015, he got in contact with virtual reality and remained fascinated by it. All these data, got from the sensors installed on the Go and its controller, may be used to track the nervous system of the user.

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Building the Metaverse at Internet-Scale with ‘High Fidelity’

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I’ve spoken to Philip at SVVR 2014 & 2015 , and I had a chance to catch up with him again at SVVR 2016, where High Fidelity announced beta access to their Sandbox client.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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Object Theory are pretty much the oldest Mixed Reality company around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping. We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like.

Facebook Bets On Realistic Face Tracked Avatars As Key To VR’s Future

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I spoke by phone with Yaser Sheikh, a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor running VR research in the city for Facebook since 2015. Features can be illuminated using infrared lights that are invisible to the human eye.

Oculus Connect 5: A Glimpse Of Facebook’s Phase Two

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I think it is likely that Half Dome’s eye-tracking isn’t 100% perfect yet and for that reason it may or may not make an appearance. Ian Hamilton #OC5 (@hmltn) September 24, 2015.

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Starbreeze Acquires Nozon for $7.7 Million to Bring ‘Pixar Level’ Visual Quality to VR Film

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Starbreeze has acquired visual effects (VFX) studio Nozon for €7.1M (~$7.7M), a Belgium-based company known for their pre-rendered PresenZ VR technology which promises to bring ‘Pixar levels’ of visual quality to real-time VR scenes with positional tracking.

The Women of AR+VR: Founders

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She was integral to the launch of the company’s first flagship product, the DAQRI Smart Helmet, and in January 2015 moved to Dublin to open DAQRI’s first international office. In 2015, Maureen Fan co-founded Baobab Studios , the VR animation company of which she is now CEO.

VR shows value in enterprises

Hypergrid Business

Field of View, Motion Tracking and Eye Tracking are deemed some of the most important technologies needing to be developed – yet also some of the least currently being invested in. (Image courtesy VR Intelligence.).

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Founded in 2011, Tobii’s eye-tracking products have been used by huge companies in the gaming space (Acer has launched several monitors incorporating the tech) to determine where users are looking on screens.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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Object Theory is one of the oldest Mixed Reality companies around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Magic Leap opened its first R&D center in Israel in 2015 and then strengthened its position through the acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity startup NorthBit.

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IMR are Building a Wireless Video System to Power 4k Per-Eye VR Headsets

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In truth, IMR’s project is far from new as the founders have been developing their technology since 2015, with working proof of concept running first on an early OSVR headset before securing a government gran t to fund further development. Eye tracking input.

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7 Virtual Reality Trends We’re Predicting for 2018

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The global virtual reality market is on track to generate $26.89 million in 2015 to $41 billion by 2024. Eye tracking and lip syncing are fine-tuned to help make interaction as natural as possible. billion in revenue by 2022.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

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For instance, tracking stability : on Magic Leap, the “holograms” appear as trembling a bit, while on HoloLens, they’re damn fixed. It has already teased that the new HoloLens will have AI features, hand tracking, and a bigger FOV.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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In November 2015, UploadVR.com marked its first birthday at the dawn of the consumer VR age. November 2015. Eye-tracking startup Eyefluence, which raises $14 million this month, is acquired about a year later by Google. December 2015.

Lattice just announced iCE40 UltraPlus

VRWorld

After launching Ultra family in 2014, and the UltraLite Family in early 2015 – Lattice just announced a new member of the iCE40 FPGA family. This also enables new ways of interaction with your mobile product in the future, such as eye tracking and more.

8 key virtual world features moving to VR

Hypergrid Business

Facebook has been working on VR ads since 2015 , Google is experimenting with a native, mobile VR ad platform , Unity has unveiled its Virtual Room platform for advertisers and marketers, and VR ad startup OmniVert reports that its VR ads have been seen more than half a billion times.

10 Prominent Developers Detail Their 2017 Predictions for The VR/AR Industry

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2) 2017 needs to be about experimentation, just like 2015 and 2016. Wireless headsets and eye tracking and whatever aren’t going to be game changers, we already have the hardware to change your life. Mobile VR will finally get positional tracking.