Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering

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Eye-tracking—the ability to quickly and precisely measure the direction a user is looking while inside of a VR headset—is often talked about within the context of foveated rendering, with the hopes that it could reduce the performance requirements of VR.

Oculus Patents Use Of Light Field Cameras for Eye Tracking

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Facebook’s Oculus patented an eye tracking technique which uses light field cameras inside the headset. Most previous eye tracking systems used a regular or infrared camera combined with an IR illuminator to keep the eyes lit.

Watch: Tobii Tease Unnervingly Effective Vive Eye-Tracked VR Demo Ahead of GDC

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This short but ingenious video snippet from eye-tracking specialists Tobii was built to tease a social VR demo they’ve been working on for GDC next week. It aptly highlights the subtle yet striking enhancements that eye tracking may being to social VR applications.

Oculus Acquires Eye-Tracking Company The Eye Tribe

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The Eye Tribe , a Denmark-based eye-tracking startup, today confirmed they’ll be joining the ranks of Facebook’s Oculus VR. Both Oculus and The Eye Tribe today confirmed the acquisition with TechCrunch ‘s Josh Constine.

Eye-tracking Glasses Give Glimpse into Professional Pianist’s Perception

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Now Function has teamed up with eye-tracking specialists Tobii to equip a professional pianist with eye-tracking glasses to see what happens (see the video heading this article). SEE ALSO Tobii Recommends Explicit Consent for Recording Eye Tracking Data.

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.

Watch: Tobii Reveals Vive VR Eye Tracking Examples, Including ‘Rec Room’

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After hyping everyone up recently with a short teaser video, eye-tracking specialists Tobii have revealed more details and video examples their eye tracking in action at GDC, including integration with social VR application Rec Room.

Report: Apple Acquires VR & AR Eye-tracking Company SMI

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A report from MacRumors provides compelling evidence that Apple has quietly acquired SMI, also known as SensoMotoric Instruments, a company specializing in eye-tracking technology. German-based SMI has specialized in eye-tracking since its founding in 1991.

Valve and SMI are Working to Add Eye-Tracking Support to OpenVR

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Eye tracking experts SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) have collaborated with Valve to bring their technology to OpenVR. Eye tracking-enabled HTC Vive units are being shown at GDC 2017, as part of an R&D effort to integrate eye-tracking support into Valve’s OpenVR API.

Tobii Recommends Explicit Consent for Recording Eye Tracking Data

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The eye tracking company Tobii had some VR demos that they were showing on the GDC Expo Hall floor as well as within Valve’s booth. He says, “From Tobii’s side, we should be really, really cautious about using eye tracking data to spread around.

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.

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.

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.

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Tobii Pro brings eye-tracking research to VR The eye tracking company is integrating its technology into the HTC Vive business edition headset for commercial and academic research. Tobii eye tracking vr virtual reality HTCVive

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.

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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Gaining Behavioural Insight with Eye-Tracking VR Tech

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Companies can now track where a users’ gaze wanders and use that data to design fine-tuned experiences. Eye-tracking technology is gaining in scope and popularity as immersive virtual experiences become more widely used Click To Tweet.

SMI Releases Eye Tracking Developer Kit For The HTC Vive

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Google Patents Eye-Tracking System To Read Expressions For VR

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Google may one day make our virtual avatars more expressive by tracking our eyes. The cheery little diagram below shows you how slight changes in the size and shape of an eye could change what others see when they look at your virtual avatar. Of course, it also doesn’t have a VR headset with an embedded eye-tracking sensor just yet but, if it did, you’d have to imagine this was just one of a variety of potential uses for the tech.

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.

FOVE Eye-tracking Headset Gets Final Specs and Pre-order Date

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FOVE has announced that their first eye-tracking VR headset, the FOVE 0, will open for pre-orders on November 2nd, and has also released the final specifications of the device. Tracking: Head Tracking. Eye Tracking.

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

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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. Trying the PC eye tracking solution.

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

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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. How Eye Tracking Supports Immersion.

Eye-Tracked VR Headset FOVE 0 Gets Final Specs and Pre-Order Date

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Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Visual Camp , a Korean firm focusing on eye-tracking technology, announced that its tech would be built into the headset. With eye-tracking, Visual Camp says foveated rendering could be employed.

SMI Talks Eye Tracking VR Applications & Foveated Rendering

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Sensomotoric Instruments (SMI) is a German-based eye tracking company who has released an eye tracking kit for the Oculus DK2 & Gear VR , and most recently for the HTC Vive. See Also: FOVE Debuts Latest Design for Eye Tracking VR Headset.

Eyefluence Is Bringing Eye Tracking Tech To The “Next Generation of VR Headsets”

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FOVE Eye Tracking VR Headset Shipping

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Eye tracking is one of the next big technology leaps in VR. Related: FOVE Eye Tracking VR Headset available from Kickstarter FOVE then started taking pre-orders in November of last year and even offered a discount of $50 off with shipping expected in January 2017.

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NVIDIA Embraces SMI Eye Tracking For VR’s Next Big Leap

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Eye-Tracking Group Tobii Plans To Invest $16 Million In VR By 2019

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With its eye-tracking solution already on the market, Tobii could be a big player in VR going forward. This money will help the company keep up with the rate at which eye-tracking is expected to advance in the coming years.

Eye-Tracking Headset FOVE 0 Specs & Pre-Order Date

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Originally labeled just FOVE , the FOVE 0 (yeah now we’re talking) has been making waves in the virtual reality community due in large part to its unique built-in eye-tracking technology. The post Eye-Tracking Headset FOVE 0 Specs & Pre-Order Date appeared first on VRScout.

Oculus Acquires The Eye Tribe, Eye-Tracking Startup

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Facebook looks to up the Oculus ante by investing in eye-tracking technology. The Danish start-up released $99 eye-tracking device developer kits for computers in the past, as well as software that sought to bring ‘gaze-based’ technology to virtual reality and smartphones.

Tobii Develops Eye-Tracking Standalone VR Headset With Qualcomm

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Eye-tracking is expected to be an important next generation technology in VR headsets, potentially enabling better performance through foveated rendering, and lower hardware costs overall, at the same time it dramatically changes how a virtual world responds to your presence. ” “Hand-Eye Coordination: By using your eyes in harmony with your hands and associated controllers, truly natural interaction and immersion, not possible without the use of gaze, is realized.”

Magic Leap's 'Blink' Demo Shows How Eye Tracking & Spatial Audio Make Virtual Content Come Alive

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But despite its simplicity, the lesson does underscore the Magic Leap One's capabilities with regard to hand gestures, eye tracking, and.

Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More

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The release of the Lumin SDK confirms that the Magic Leap One will include eye-tracking, as Unreal points out among the various headset capabilities supported by the engine: Head tracking. Eye tracking. Gesture and hand tracking.

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.

Qualcomm’s 845 VRDK Reference Headset Boasts Eye-tracking, High Res, & High Framerate

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Eye-tracking and foveated rendering solutions within the VR landscape have been in the works for several years, but it’s proved a challenging nut to crack. Qualcomm today revealed a new ‘VRDK’ standalone reference headset based on their Snapdragon 845 chip.

StarVR One Revealed with SteamVR Tracking 2.0, Eye-tracking, Upgraded Specs

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StarVR today revealed the StarVR One headset at SIGGRAPH 2018, an upgrade to previous StarVR headsets which incorporates SteamVR Tracking 2.0, eye-tracking, and a slew of enhancements. The StarVR One comes with SteamVR Tracking 2.0 (the

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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Eye tracking is, in my opinion, a technology that will disrupt completely the VR ecosystem , exactly as room-scale did with the first HTC Vive. All VR interfaces will change with the introduction of eye tracking, becoming more intuitive.

Google Acquires Eyefluence: An Eye-Tracking Startup With Big VR/AR Implications

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This new system would allow a user to control a digital device through only the movements of his or her eyes. With our forces combined, we will continue to advance eye-interaction technology to expand human potential and empathy on an even larger scale.

Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0 Costs $599, Starts Shipping This Year

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Back in September we reported that eye-tracking VR headset, FOVE 0, would be going up for pre-order on November 2nd. It has a field of view (FOV) between 90 and 100 degrees, and comes with an external sensor for positional tracking.

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Apple’s Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking

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Among other details, the patent also touches on the possibility of such a headset including a bevy of sensors for various tracking tasks, and specifically notes that cameras could be employed for measuring the environment (as with inside-out tracking) and sensing the user’s eye position.

FOVE 0 Eye Tracking VR Headset Available for Pre-Order

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Eye tracking in VR is almost here folks. What is eye tracking? Eye tracking in VR is the one area missing from real life. In real life you do not move your head, you often move your eyes to glance at objects.

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