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. 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.

Samsung Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking

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All-in-one VR headsets are set to become a reality by the end of the year, and Samsung has finally revealed its take on the concept. The reference design looks like it’s armed with cameras on the front, likely used for inside-out positional tracking. This Korean company confirmed it is implementing eye-tracking into the reference design. We’ve reached out to Samsung to ask for more information on the device. Featured Samsung Gear VR VR Industry New

Korean Patent Shows Samsung Gear VR with Positional, Face and Eye Tracking

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The Samsung Gear VR is one of the most successful virtual reality headsets of all time when it comes to pure numbers. According to at least one objective analysis , the Samsung and Oculus-developed device is projected to sell upward of 2 million units by the end of this year. Earlier this year, Samsung released its latest version of the smartphone powered VR HMD and, according to a recent patent, an even more advanced version may be on its way.

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

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UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. As opposed to Samsung’s display, attendees were treated to a moving scene.

Qualcomm’s Standalone VR Is Getting Embedded Leap Motion Hand Tracking

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What made the VR 820 so compelling was that it had 6-DoF tracking as well as integrated compute (Snapdragon 820) which was on par with all the latest flagship phones. It even had support for eye tracking, which we now know was through a partnership with none other than SMI.

Google to Feature High-resolution VR OLED Display for Wide FOV Headsets at SID 2018

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As first reported by OLED-info , an advanced copy of the event’s schedule maintains that a talk featuring Google hardware engineer Carlin Vieri will be taking place May 22nd. Yes, Google is researching foveated rendering too.

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Display Week 2018: New Samsung, JDI and LG Panels For VR Compared

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Google worked with LG to develop a display panel providing an astonishing 18.1 megapixels of detail per eye in a VR headset. and Samsung were shown during Display Week in Los Angeles. megapixels per eye on the Oculus Rift and 2.2 megapixels per eye on the Vive Pro.

Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing

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It’s been less than a year since the consumer Gear VR was first shown off and it already seems as though Samsung and Oculus are regrouping to push out a new version of the pre-eminent mobile VR headset. All of this is occurring as Mobile VR is about to be blown wide open by Google Daydream.

INT Announces 2228ppi High Pixel Density AMOLED for VR Headsets

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Currently the market leaders in pixel density are Samsung Odyssey and HTC Vive Pro, both with the same Samsung-built panel at ~615 ppi.

All the most interesting AR and VR news from MWC 2018

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Ben Lang of Road To VR has also been able to try the Vive Focus and to write another awesome review of his : the feedback is that it is an awesome headset, very comfortable, with a great positional tracking and with fantastic visuals. tracking technology. Samsung S9.

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).

Report: Qualcomm to Unveil New Snapdragon Chip Specifically Designed For Standalone Headsets

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” Standalone headsets have largely made use of SoCs originally designed for smartphones, including the Snapdragon 835 chipset, which services a number of the latest and penultimate-gen flagship smartphones including Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2, and HTC U11.

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

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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.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Samsung has also teased to be interested in releasing a new AR/VR standalone device. The only exception to this rule seems to be the Samsung Odyssey+, that offers features somewhat comparable to the ones of the Vive Pro, but costs only $500. Samsung will do the same.

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. Google Maps in AR).

Qualcomm’s New VR Headset Could the Reference Platform We’ve Been Waiting For

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While Samsung’s Gear VR headset has been leading the way in mobile VR, it’s based on a smartphone inside of an HMD which has limited capability and cannot be implemented by anyone other than Samsung.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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Google’s head of VR and AR Clay Bavor made clear to us in a 2017 interview that Google could pursue its own devices in VR and AR. We’re excited to see how the new Samsung Odyssey+ performs with SteamVR games, but it fundamentally still operates with a tethered connection to a PC.

Facebook Explains Why It Engineered The Half Dome Varifocal VR Headset

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The event opened Tuesday with a keynote by Douglas Lanman , who leads the Computational Imaging Team at FRL which developed the prototypes in partnership with eye tracking systems developed by Rob Cavin and Alex Fix as well as wide-field-of-view optics developed by a team led by Jacques Gollier.

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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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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Microsoft has this great patent portfolio and it would be great to take that amazing secret sauce of the HoloLens and license it out to their existing OEM partners like Dell or Samsung.”.

CES 2017 to feature more than 70 VR exhibitors

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The full list of those exhibiting in the gaming and virtual reality category can be found here and include new virtual reality headsets, 3D cameras, motion and eye tracking technologies and 3D imaging.

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

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StarVR debuts eye-tracking VR headset for enterprise use ( ZDNET ). Samsung has a new Odyssey+ Mixed Reality headset on the way ( The Verge ). Google Goggles updated to redirect users to Google Lens ( The Verge ).

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

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Microsoft has this great patent portfolio and it would be great to take that amazing secret sauce of the HoloLens and license it out to their existing OEM partners like Dell or Samsung.”.

Top 10 Articles

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“ 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. While other major tech companies like Google , Facebook and Microsoft have raced into the VR/AR markets, Apple has been biding its time.” ” Samsung is testing human face as a VR controller.

The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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Future solutions will get rid of clunky wired headsets and move onto glasses that can project a high-definition image onto the eye, a la Magic Leap, and eventually contact lenses that contain tiny screens. Eye tracking: Fove: Eyefluence: SMI: Bladerunner (film).

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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.

A Work in Progress: Virtual Reality

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Samsung Gear VR expected 3.5 As of January 2016, Google Cardboard has shipped over 5 million units. The Manus – Hand-tracking Glove. Fove has created an eye-tracking headset, which other headset manufacturers may seek to include in future iterations.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Other prominent computer vision and 3D design-focused corporations that pervaded the Israeli market are Intel, Samsung, Google, and Autodesk.

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CES 2017 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Many of the biggest companies on the planet, from Samsung and HTC, to Facebook, Amazon, and Google, and even all the way to Ford, Mercedez, and countless startups, all gather in the desert at the start of the year to unveil the latest and greatest advancements in consumer electronics. Pimax to Unveil 4K Per Eye, 200-degree Field of View VR Headset at CES 2017 [ Link ]. Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0 Costs $599, Starts Shipping January 2017 [ Link ].

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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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. Oculus knows how to delight the eyes of its customers and it has made a very well crafted headset, that looks incredibly elegant. Tracking.

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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.

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

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In my opinion , the true error is with the Vive 1 , that will get a price that is higher than the one of all the competitors… and that will cost as much as a Samsung Odyssey, notwithstanding its far lower features. Google AR apps.

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 A diverse range of VR content is available, and Facebook strives to make all content easily accessible through its own Oculus Rift, or through Samsung’s Gear VR.

Insta360 Updates Their Pro Camera To Be More Pro-Friendly

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I believe this feature will eventually become standard in nearly all video players in the future, especially as eye-tracking becomes more popular. That includes this new ClearView technology which I saw for myself recently in a Samsung GearVR, and once again set the standard for high-quality video footage for me. The new Insta360 Pro 2 has a built-in GPS antenna on the top of the camera that makes Google Maps Street View contributions extremely easy.

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

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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. Co-founder Jinha Lee developed pioneering AR interfaces at MIT, Microsoft, and Samsung and then also showed them at a TED talk. Our guest today, Jacob, has also been a partner at Samsung NEXT. After he gave his TED Talk on it, there's interest from Apple, and Google ended up buying his company. Alan: Yeah, Google Drive.