7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets

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Called Droolon F1, 7invensun’s new eye-tracking module was primarily announced to target the company’s upcoming Vive Cosmos , the inside-out tracked PC VR headset arriving on October 3rd for $700.

7Invensun shows that eye-tracking on a standalone headset is now possible

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In Beijing, I have visited again my friends of 7Invensun , one of the worldwide leaders in eye tracking technologies. During my first visit , they showed me some cool prototypes: a prototypical eye tracking add-on for HoloLens and a prototypical Vive Focus with embedded eye tracking.

7Invensun reveals high-quality eye-tracking VR accessory for only $149

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Last week at a dedicated Vive X event, Chinese company 7Invensun has presented one of the most interesting eye tracking accessories to date. 7Invensun is one of the worldwide leaders for what concerns eye tracking. virtual reality eye tracking

7Invensun will provide eye-tracking for many worldwide XR devices

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I have many sweet memories of my trip to China. One of the best of them is when in Beijing I visited the company 7Invensun , a worldwide excellence in eye tracking. So, when I decided to go to Beijing, I wanted absolutely to go visit them to try it with my eyes.

Vive to Get Eye-tracking Add-on with Optional Corrective Lenses

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7invensun, one of the latest companies accepted into HTC’s Vive X accelerator program, is launching an eye-tracking add-on made specially for the Vive headset. Beyond eye-tracking, the aGlass add-on also opens the door to corrective lenses for those who normally wear glasses.

WCVRI Day 1: Hands-on RealMax AR glasses and Droolon F1 eye tracking!

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I’ve just had my first day in Nanchang, China. I’m here to attend the WCVRI , a very big event about Virtual Reality in China, where I am exhibiting HitMotion: Reloaded , the mixed reality fitness game of my agency New Technology Walkers ( contact us if you need some VR development!).

7Invensun aGlass DK II unboxing, setup and review: a great dev kit for eye tracking in VR

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In China I met the company 7Invensun , that is a worldwide leader for what concerns eye tracking. Being them very kind, they gave me as a gift an aGlass DK II eye tracking add on for HTC Vive and I used it to experiment with eye tracking interfaces.

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0. Display: WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440) 1280 x 1440 per eye.

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Pimax Kickstarter Nears $3.5M With Less Than a Week Left, Free Eye-tracking Module Unlocked

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million and unlocking free eye-tracking module for every one of their backers who chose a VR headset funding tier. According to an update posted to the Pimax Kickstarter page , all backers will get a free eye-tracking module as a part of the $3 million stretch goal.

HTC Vive Is Getting A $220 Plug-And-Play Eye Tracking Peripheral Next Month


Eye tracking is one feature that could could benefit the performance and affordability of high-end virtual reality headsets. 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.

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


AR and VR are gearing up for a giant leap forward thanks to advancements in eye-tracking technology. Graphics often appear artificial, and can be harsh on the eyes due to low resolution and slow frame rates. In China alone, the consumer VR/AR market could reach $8.5

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. The Chinese VR ecosystem is very active and it is evolving pretty fast: this summer I have been in China and I met some cool startups that are working on software (e.g. 7invensun for eye tracking addons).

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Vive Pro Eye Now Available in Europe, Starting at €1,700

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HTC opened up orders in Europe today for their latest VR headset, Vive Pro Eye , a version of the company’s enterprise headset with integrated eye-tracking. You might be wondering why it’s only available in Europe and China for now.

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HTC Aims to Create a ‘Mobile OpenVR’ in China with Vive Wave VR Platform

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It’s a pretty bold step by the company to do for China what Google is trying to do for the West with Daydream, and it seems the scale is much larger in scope given the number of partners already on board and the types of headsets capable of entry.

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VEC 2019 – All the most important news from the Vive Ecosystem Conference

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Yesterday for the first time I have attended the Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen, China! The price: 5,699 RMB in China, $799 in the West. In China, instead, it is also being sold to consumers and this is where the multi-modality should kick in.

VEC 2019 review: my experience at the Vive Ecosystem Conference

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One week ago, I have attended the Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen, China. It is a very important event for VR, but since it is in China, many famous Western VR journalists are not going there because of the big distance and so there is a little mystery about how this event actually is.

Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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When I was in China, the last company I visited in Shanghai has been Lenqiy. I have to really thank Heavin for the time has spent with me talking about what he does and how is the educational VR ecosystem in China and also for having been really kind to me.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 3: Vive Pro Eye hands on, meeting with iStaging, Lyra VR and Women in XR!

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Do you know for instance that I have tried the Vive Pro Eye ? Vive Pro Eye. Me doing a hands-on session with the Vive Pro Eye. The Vive Pro Eye is the latest enterprise product by HTC, that is a Vive Pro with embedded the eye tracking by Tobii.

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HTC's most powerful VR headset is now available for $1,599


HTC's most-advanced VR headset, the Vive Pro Eye with built-in eye-tracking, is now available in North America. The VR headset was announced at CES in January and first launched in China and Europe. It's not really fair to compare the HTC Vive Pro Eye to the Oculus Quest.

Vive Pro Eye Launches In Europe For £1,499 Or £1,697 With Commercial License


After being revealed at CES 2019 back in January, HTC’s next enterprise-level headset, Vive Pro Eye , launches today. Well, at least in Europe and China. That works out to about $2,021.82, though this is with China’s added taxes.

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Yes, you’ve read it well in the title: “The Ghost is going to China!” ” This is a big announcement for me: after lots of years desiring to go visiting China, this time finally I’ll be able to go there. announcements China virtual reality

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Pimax Ends VR Headset Kickstarter With Over $4.2M and a Truly Massive Job Ahead

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Pimax , the China-based company promising a few flavors of its high field of view (FOV) headset, has successfully completed its Kickstarter with $4,236,618, a good 21 times more than the initial $200,000 funding goal set at its launch back in mid-September. eye-tracking module.

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HTC Vive Cosmos, maybe the most versatile PC VR headset, launches at $699

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proprietary connection to mods Tracking : inside-out, with 6 RGB cameras (4 on the device, 2 on an additional facepla t e). The headset tracks both its position and the position of the controllers through inside-out technology , that is thanks to 6 cameras installed on the device.

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All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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The speculations say it will feature Fresnel lenses, 2K per eye resolution and 90Hz refresh rate , but we had no official confirmation on this. While the Cosmos is tailored at consumers, the just announced Vive Pro Eye is dedicated to enterprise customer s.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Actually, the first launch has happened in China with the Vive Focus at the end of 2017, but we had the full development of the ecosystem now. The Odyssey has anyway the problem of the non-optimal tracking of controllers.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.30): OC6, Pimax Day, Huawei VR glasses, Minecraft Earth and much more!

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Finally the 8K X model, the headset that has a native resolution of 4K per eye (the original 8K had a 1440p resolution upscaled to 4K) and its sibling 8K Plus will start shipping in December this year. Keep an eye on it.

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First 13? VR-Ready Laptop Now Available From Alienware


The laptop will be available in select European countries on November 10th and China on November 21st. For a while, only desktop computer rigs were equipped to put out the power that the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require.

Pimax 8K & 5K VR Headsets Coming to Kickstarter Later This Month

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Pimax, the China-based VR headset manufacturer, just released a preview of their Kickstarter page for its new 8K and 5K VR headsets. e.g. hand motion, inside-out tracking, wireless, eye tracking, etc,” the company says.

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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And so here we are again: Oculus vs HTC, America vs China, Hugo Barra vs Alvin Wang Graylin. The two frontal cameras, that are in the same position of the eyes, make the user look like Bender of Futurama for a very funny effect. Tracking.

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How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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When I needed a Vive OG last year to play around with eye tracking , I bought a used one. Licensing your game to LBVR can give you extra cash in the west, while in China you must be very careful about piracy and people not paying the licenses.

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IMAX Investing $50 Million to Create “Premium” VR content

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But a great headset is worthless without great content, and today, IMAX confirmed the completion of the first phase of a $50 million virtual reality fund, with investors including Acer, CAA, China Media Capital, Enlight Media, The Raine Group, Studio City and WPP.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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So, I sent some questions to the company and after some time, I finally got some answers from NVIDIA China! As a VR enthusiast, I would love to see realtime raytracing in VR, but I doubt that these graphics cards can perform RTX at 90FPS for 2 eyes, as required for VR.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.05): SIGGRAPH shows cool XR stuff, Vive Cosmos will probably cost £700, VirtualLink may die and much more!

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Some of them were paired with an iPhone X that was able to offer facial tracking; A robotic tail moved by a hydraulic pump to attach to the rear part of your body. Only $375 to see the notifications of your phone in front of your eyes.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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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.

The Current State Of The VR/AR Patent Landscape


The glasses use eye-tracking sensors to gather “gaze information of the user in order to improve the quality of content provided for rendering on the head-mounted display.”. The highest number of VR and AR patents have been filed in the United States, followed by China and Europe.