Eye-Tracking Is Both Incredibly Important And Very Risky

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At CES last week one of my first demos was with Tobii and its eye-tracking technology. I left the demo convinced that once you’ve tried a VR headset with eye-tracking included you’ll never want to wear one without it again. Bringing Your Eyes To Life.

How Eye Tracking is Driving the Next Generation of AR and VR

VRScout

AR and VR are gearing up for a giant leap forward thanks to advancements in eye-tracking technology. The industry has been experiencing a boom in recent years with hundreds of startups and heavy investment from tech giants including Google, Apple, Samsung, and Facebook.

Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020: my thoughts over this news

The Ghost Howls

On Friday, a report on CNET shook a bit the XR community revealing that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020. An article that has become pretty popular, since every time that Apple makes something in an industry, it for sure changes all the market dynamics.

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AR+VR Weekly: 3 million PSVRs, $5 billion in XR investments & Apple smartglasses 2020?

AWE Blog

In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: 3 million PSVRs, $5 billion in XR investments and Apple smartglasses 2020? StarVR debuts eye-tracking VR headset for enterprise use ( ZDNET ).

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AR+VR Weekly: IDC’s latest forecast, Macy’s commitment to VR and Apple’s depth-sensing lead

AWE Blog

In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: IDC releases new AR and VR headset numbers , Macy rolling out VR to 60 stores and Apple’s 3D sensing lead.

Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

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Austin McCasland is a UX prototyper working with Google, and he and Alan chat about the finer points of UX design for AR. He's designed and developed Paint Space AR, named by Apple as one of the best apps of 2017 and currently works full time at Google as an AR Interaction designer. Let's dive right in; you work at Google as a UX designer -- user experience, for those who don't know -- walk us through what you do on a daily basis. I just spoke at Google IO.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

This year we have seen the rise of glasses that pair with your smartphone to show you some info directly in front of your eyes. Someone may even say that this is not really AR, it is more showing contextual info in front of your eyes. Apple glasses. Google Maps in AR).

CES 2018: The 5 Biggest VR Tech Updates

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The 2880 x 1600 combined display (1440 x 1600 per eye) showed a great amount of detail and the headset overall seemed to offer a better weight balance. systems that can be used in 4-station tracking configurations offering the freedom to move around much larger areas. for each eye).

5 Things We’re Likely To See In 2019 VR Headsets

UploadVR

Wireless , super high resolutions and eye-tracking all showed potential to dramatically improve future VR headsets. What happens when a company like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon or Apple starts to put all these things together? In 2018, we’ll see wireless, eye-tracking and higher resolution headsets like the Vive Pro, but we aren’t seeing all these things offered together in a single relatively low cost package. Eye-Tracking.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.06): Vive Cosmos has a mild launch, Quest updates its runtime and much more!

The Ghost Howls

On October, 3rd, HTC has started shipping the Vive Cosmos, its super-versatile VR headset , that thanks to many accessories (wireless adapter, eye tracking add-on , SteamVR tracking faceplate, etc…) is one of the most interesting VR headsets for enterprises and prosumers.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

Apple acquires computer vision company, the hidden 3D feature in iOS 11 beta, Google experiments with ads in VR, a new VC fund is focusing on VR/AR, the investment and funding wrapup, and more… 1.APPLE DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THIS ACQUISITION.

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The AR Show: End-User Focus Will Win AR

AR Insider

This involved then-innovative feedback methods like eye-tracking and even going into customers homes while they used TurboTax. That started with a Duck Hunt game for Apple TV which not only represents spatial beginnings but the company’s name.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

Tech Trends VR

The main question they’re asking themselves now is whether CIOs at Fortune 100 companies will want to invest in a start-up’s hardware solution or whether they’re by default going to go with a major player such as Apple or Microsoft. “I

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

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The main question they’re asking themselves now is whether CIOs at Fortune 100 companies will want to invest in a start-up’s hardware solution or whether they’re by default going to go with a major player such as Apple or Microsoft. “I

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Below are some examples: Apple Israel is Apple’s second largest R&D center in the world. Apple’s acquisitions of Israeli startups including PrimeSense, RealFace, LinX, and Anobit helped bring top talent and technologies to its R&D center.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Android users have been able to take impromptu 360 photos with their phone since late last year with the Google Cardboard Camera app, and if you’re a jealous iOS user like me then you’ll love this: now Apple lovers can take a quick panorama photo with the Cardboard Camera app , too.

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Top 10 Articles

VRWorld

“ HTC Vive ecosystem expands with eye tracking. “A Chinese startup known as 7invensun (pronounced seven-in-ven-sun) is announcing it will be releasing a new eye tracking module for the Vive next month. ” Sky is the limit but AR is now here, NASA sightings in Apple. “Apple is currently something of a sleeping giant in the immersive tech industry. Amazon Apple HTC Intel Samsung Tesla VR World

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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WHAT A DAY FOR A DAYDREAM… The highly-anticipated Google Daydream headset is here. Priced at $79, it is currently only compatible with the Google Pixel phone. APPLE’S 2011 AUGMENTED REALITY PATENT FINALLY MADE PUBLIC.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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One of the more surprising announcements during the presentation, Spatial Anchors serve as a way to share three-dimensional images compatible with Apple’s ARKit as well as Google’s ARCore. Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

The Ghost Howls

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.

Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor

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Developers should target between 400,000 to 800,000 triangles total — half as many per eye — at reasonable frame rates, depending on the shaders, particle effects, and physics that are being used. Colman Bryant, lead interaction and experience designer at Magic Leap, also demonstrated how the system can track ungloved hands without controllers for gesture input. Individual fingers and joints can apparently be tracked, as well as block, fist, and other full-hand gestures.

Player One is Ready, When Do We Get The Oasis?

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Locomotion devices including haptic enhanced tracked gloves, body tracking haptic suits, fully immersive displays, full range locomotion gymnasiums – all of them are for purchase if you can afford real world upgrades. The “use case” for these headsets will be everything we do on smartphones today, but fully immersed, or when not immersed, powerful cameras will cast the outside world almost as well as our own eyes.

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

The Ghost Howls

The magnetical tracking of the Magic Leap One has not had enthusiastic feedbacks, so I wonder how the two-controllers solution will perform. Thanks to Magic Leap One sensors, the application will detect gestures and eye movements of the users, offering more realistic avatars.

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

The Ghost Howls

On Vive website is now possible to buy the Vive Trackers 2.0 , that is the ones that are compatible with SteamVR tracking 2.0. The price is still the same ($99) and the trackers feel the same, with the only difference that they use the new tracking sensors. Google AR apps.

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

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The New York Times distributes more than 1 million Google Cardboard phone VR viewers to subscribers with the launch of The Displaced , a 360-degree video project focusing on children driven from their homes by war. Google transitions Clay Bavor into a position as head of VR.

8 key virtual world features moving to VR

Hypergrid Business

And earlier this month, Google released Blocks , which is a prim-based building tool for virtual reality. Google did release a prototype of a multi user Tilt Brush last fall, but there’s no word yet when it will actually be available. High Fidelity avatar with eye-tracking.

Three Decades of Medical VR, with Stanford's Dr. Walter Greenleaf

XR for Business Podcast

Dr. Walter Greenleaf has been working in the field for 33 years, since the days when VR was little more than a twinkle in research scientists' eyes. Alan: I've been keeping track of all of the different things that come up in my news feed and I have a health and medical folder. You know, one of them, one that stands out the most to me is being able to use virtual reality to treat lazy eye or strabismus.

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

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2016 provided hints of where Facebook, HTC, Sony, Google, and more will take their headsets in the near future, but where does the industry’s best and brightest think we’ll end up this time next year? Mobile VR will finally get positional tracking.

Meet & Greet in AR, with Spatial's Jacob Loewenstein

XR for Business Podcast

Co-founder Anand Agarawala sold his previous startup, BumpTop -- a 3D physics multi-touch desktop -- to Google, and also demoed this in a TED Talk. After he gave his TED Talk on it, there's interest from Apple, and Google ended up buying his company. Jinha had worked at Microsoft Research and he had offers to go back to Microsoft Research and Google and all these other companies and do serious hefty work for them on AR. Alan: Yeah, Google Drive.