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. Image courtesy HTC.

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

HTC’s Vive Cosmos And Vive Focus Are Getting An Eye Tracking Addon

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HTC’s Vive Cosmos, Vive Focus, Vive Focus Plus, and Vive are getting an eye tracking addon from Chinese startup 7invensun. This isn’t 7invensun’s first Vive eye tracking addon. Eye tracking has several uses in VR.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The problem may be due to the angle of the eye-tracking camera which is mounted on the aGlass bezel below the eye.

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

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.

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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.

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.

SMI Releases Eye Tracking Developer Kit For The HTC Vive

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. In VR, this mode appeared to reflect where each eye was pointed very accurately.

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.

Tobii Pro brings eye-tracking research to VRThe eye tracking.

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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

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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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.

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

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Eye tracking is one feature that could could benefit the performance and affordability of high-end virtual reality headsets. The HTC Vive should become the first mainstream headset to put that theory to the test. Eye Tracking Hardware HTC Vive VR Industry News 7invensun aGlass

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.

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. The 520g kit boasts a 2560 x 1440 OLED display with a 70Hz refresh rate, which falls a little short of the 90Hz rate seen in the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Valve, SMI and Tobii Preview VR’s Eye Tracking Future In HTC Vive

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Another is more robust hand and finger tracking , so the incredible variety of quick and precise movements in your hands are accurately represented in a virtual world. A look inside a headset with eye tracking from Tobii. Higher Resolution Headsets May Need Eye Tracking.

CES 2019: HTC Announces Vive Pro Eye With Integrated Eye-Tracking And Foveated Rendering

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HTC’s Vive Pro headset is getting an eye-tracking upgrade. Meet Vive Pro Eye. The Vive Pro Eye looks to be an upgrade to last year’s Vive Pro. Speaking on-stage, HTC’s Dan O’Brien made it clear this was very much an enterprise-grade product. HTC introduced the device alongside some new apps that are already using the feature, some of which will be on display at CES today. Eye-tracking is a popular topic in VR.

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.

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

Interview: Automotive Specialist Zerolight on Finessing Software Through Eye Tracking

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With this in mind, Zerolight continually looks to optimise the software via the use of eye-tracking and heatmaps. Using a headset like the HTC Vive Eye, Zerolight can monitor where a customer is looking, what draws their attention and how long they may look at specific areas.

PlayStation R&D Head Outlines ‘Next-Gen’ VR Headsets: Increased Resolution, Wider FOV, HDR, Wireless, Eye-Tracking

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PSVR currently uses a 1080p display but Oculus, HTC and Valve have already started improving resolution in their successive headsets. “The human eye sees an enormous range of light from bright sunlight to deep shadow,” Mallison said. ” Eye-Tracking. Finally, we have one of the most sought-after innovations in VR, eye-tracking. This involves a sensor detecting where your eyes are looking on a virtual display.

GDC 2017: SMI Is Working With Valve To Bring Eye-Tracking To OpenVR

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Eye-tracking is arguably one of the most important pieces of VR’s future, and SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and Valve are working together to bring the tech closer to reality. As reported by Tom’s Hardware , SMI partnered with Valve to integrate its eye-tracking tech into OpenVR SDK and API, which will allow other companies to implement support into their VR software. We’re hoping to go eyes-on with this solution at GDC this week, so stay tuned.