Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in ‘next gen AR/VR products’

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One posting in particular at Facebook’s Reality Lab— Electrical Engineer – Eye Tracking in AR/VR —lends a healthy dose of credence to the belief that the company is indeed pushing to include eye-tracking in their next generation products.

Haptic Surgery Platform FundamentalVR Increases Authenticity With Eye-Tracking

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Recently, it made a small but significant step towards that goal with eye-tracking. Usually when we hear about eye-tracking’s importance to VR, it’s to do with foveated rendering. Eye-tracking as a means of input often feels like an afterthought.

Tobii Making Foveated Rendering Eye-Tracking Tech Available To New Headsets

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Earlier this year Tobii and HTC Vive partnered to bring foveated rendering tech to the new HTC Vive Pro Eye. It’s essentially the same tech already utilized in Vive Pro Eye. Vive Pro Eye is an enterprise-level headset, though.

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.

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.

GDC 2019: Tobii Lauches VR, AR Eye-Tracking SDK

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Eye-tracking specialist Tobii is honing in on VR and AR developers at GDC this week. It’s a set of tools and resources designed to get developers up to speed with its eye-tracking tech. Using the kit, creators can implement features like gaze-based selection and eye-tracked interfaces. Tobii also says it includes tools to mirror a user’s eye movements on a VR avatar for social VR applications. VR Industry News eye tracking GDC tobii

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.

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.

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.

Kellogg’s Works With Accenture For VR & Eye Tracking Merchandise Plan

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Thanks to VR and eye-tracking technology, that data is now obtainable. ” “Did you look at merchandising signage? “What direction did your eyes go when scanning a shelf?” Kellogg’s see’s 18% bump in sales through VR marketing research.

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.

SMI Releases Eye Tracking Developer Kit For The HTC Vive

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CES 2019 Vive Pro Eye: Impressions Of Tobii Eye Tracking

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At CES 2019, HTC revealed the “Vive Pro Eye” featuring eye tracking from Tobii. Several demos from Vive partner developers showcased potential use cases for the Vive Pro Eye. One of the modes, though, showed green, yellow and red areas to indicate where the eye is pointed.

Sony Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking To Use With VR Headset

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Not only that, but the glasses include eye-tracking sensors. The patent, published last week , doesn’t showcase a new VR headset with its own eye-tracking capabilities. But it’s the inclusion of an eye-tracking sensor that makes this patent really interesting. That’s a process in which a headset tracks the position of the user’s eyes and fully renders the area of the screen in the center of their vision.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deepening Social Presence with SMI Eye Tracking

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At GDC this year, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) showed a couple of new eye tracking demos at Valve’s booth. They added eye tracking to avatars in the social VR experiences of Pluto VR and Rec Room , which provided an amazing boost to the social presence within these experience.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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HTC Announces Vive Pro Eye Headset With Integrated Eye-tracking

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Today at CES HTC made a slew of announcements about the Vive ecosystem, including a new, upcoming version of the Vive Pro called the Vive Pro Eye. HTC says that the Vive Pro Eye will launch in Q2 of 2019. CES 2019 HTC Vive News ces 2019 htc vive htc vive pro eye vive pro eye

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.

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.”

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 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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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.

Sony Hints Next-gen PSVR Could Bring HDR, Wireless, Eye-tracking & More

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PSVR’s current display has 960 × 1,080 resolution per eye, which is lagging behind more recent headsets. Finally, he talked about eye-tracking, saying he thinks it has the “greatest potential to change the VR user experience at a pretty fundamental level.”