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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 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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CES 2019: Pimax Showcases Open-Palm Controllers, Hand & Eye-Tracking

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Pimax, the Chinese VR technology company responsible for the first commercially available 4K VR headset, was center-stage at CES this morning presenting the latest production versions of their new Pimax 5K & 8K ultrawide VR headsets alongside their knuckles-style open-palm motion controllers.

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.

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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Hands-On With Rewind’s Eye-Tracking Shooter, ‘Project Falcon’ for FOVE 0

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When the UK-based VR studio, Rewind, asked me if I wanted to come and see a demo of its eye-tracking tech demo for the upcoming FOVE 0 headset, I was intrigued. A circular reticle follows closely behind me eyes, with machine gun fire spouting out from where it’s aiming.

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How does eye tracking work?

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Eye tracking could become a standard peripheral in VR/AR headsets. Tracking gaze direction can deliver many benefits. Foveated rendering, for instance, optimizes GPU resources by using eye tracking data. Eye tracking is complex.

Oculus Research Reveals New Multi-focal Display Tech

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Oculus Research, the company’s R&D division, recently published a paper that goes deeper into their eye tracking-assisted, multi-focal display tech, detailing the creation of something they dub a “perceptual” testbed.

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. The post Vive Pro Eye Now Available in Europe, Starting at €1,700 appeared first on Road to VR.

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Researchers using eye-tracking to exploit saccadic suppression in VR

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Saccades refer to rapid eye movements, and saccadic suppression refers to the period of blindness we experience when this happens, which can be counted in milliseconds. The post Researchers using eye-tracking to exploit saccadic suppression in VR appeared first on VR World.

‘Sword Art Online’ Experience Comes to FOVE 0

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The SAO experience was created to welcome new users and teach them how to use Fove 0, the first commercially available VR headset with integrated eye-tracking. Looking at her right in the eye will elicit a smile, but ignore her and she’ll get upset.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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With that in mind, and with CES 2017 imminent, we thought we’d take a look back at the notable VR events from past shows, charting VR’s progress to the present day. The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype VR headset and tracking camera a shown at CES 2014.

Facebook Open-sources DeepFocus Algorithm for More Realistic Varifocal VR Rendering

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” When you hold up your hand in front of you, your eyes naturally converge and accommodate, bringing your hand into focus. SEE ALSO Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering.

Developing a New Eye Interaction Model with Eyefluence

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I had a chance to do a demo of Eyefluence , which has created a new model for eye interactions within virtual and augmented reality apps. After seeing their demo, I became convinced that there is a place for using eye interactions within VR and AR 3D user interfaces.

Lemnis Demonstrates Latest Varifocal Lens Tech in New VR Headset Prototype

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This too requires eye-tracking, but shifts the onus from the display and onto the lenses themselves to dynamically adjust to the user’s focus. Simultaneously, both eyes converge on whatever real-world object you’re focusing on to create a single picture in your brain.

Oculus Research to Talk “Reactive Displays” for Next-gen AR/VR Visuals at DisplayWeek Keynote

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Oculus Research’s director of computational imaging, Douglas Lanman, is scheduled to give a keynote presentation at SID DisplayWeek in May which will explore the concept of “reactive displays” and their role in unlocking “next-generation” visuals in AR and VR headsets.

NVIDIA to Present Latest Foveated Rendering Research at GTC 2017 in May

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Simply put, foveated rendering in VR aims to render the highest quality imagery only at the center of your vision where your eye can detect sharp detail, while rendering low quality imagery in the periphery of your vision where your eye is not tuned to pick up high resolution details.

Here’s How 4 Predictions By The Head of Oculus Research Turned Out

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Abrash’s 2021 predictions for VR, presented at Oculus Connect 3 in 2016. Prediction: Eye-tracking will play a big part in the future of VR. What he said: “Eye tracking will almost certainly be a part of the future of VR.

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common

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Don’t take it as a definitive guide, but the chart below shows a variety of display types for mixed reality as seen in a presentation by Facebook Reality Labs researcher Douglas Lanman at Display Week earlier this year. Optics And Eye Strain.

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3DoF Or 3 Degrees of Freedom also called rotational/orientation refers to a type of head tracking in VR. 6DoF Or 6 Degrees of Freedom also called positional tracking refers to the type of head and body tracking in VR. Eye Tracking refers to the ability of a VR headset to be able to tell the direction a user is looking. Foveated Rendering is a rendering technique that uses eye tracking to essentially create peripheral vision in a VR space.

Understanding Foveated Rendering

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Foveated rendering is a rendering technique that takes advantage of the fact that that the resolution of the eye is highest in the fovea (the central vision area) and lower in the peripheral areas. What is the maximum speed that the eye can move?

LooxidVR is a virtual reality headset that can analyze your emotions

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When I wrote my post about CES 2018 , I briefly talked about a headset called LooxidVR, able to “read the emotions” of the user by employing a combination of EEG sensors and eye tracking. Hello, present yourself to my readers!

HTC Planning Lip-tracking Module Dev Kit for Vive Pro

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Today at GDC, HTC announced plans to make available a lip-tracking module for the Vive Pro. HTC has said that it doesn’t presently have plans to turn the lip-tracking module into a consumer product, but wants to make it available as a development kit for research and experimentation.

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Oculus Connect: Where Facebook’s Chief Researcher Michael Abrash Predicts The Future Of VR

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For the last half-decade at each Oculus Connect, Facebook’s top VR researcher presented an annual look at the future of the technology. You can watch everything he said about the future of the technology during his presentations from 2014 to 2018 in the video below.

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GDC 2019: HTC Announces Lip-Tracking Dev Kit For Vive Pro

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Say cheese, facial-tracking is heading to Vive Pro & Vive Pro Eye. This week HTC Vive America’s Vice President of Product and Operations–Vinay Narayan–revealed plans for a developer kit that adds lip-tracking capabilities to the HTC Vive Pro & Vive Pro Eye.

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MWC 2019: HoloLens 2 Is An AR Headset I’d Actually Use

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I did a quick eye-tracking calibration (more on that in a bit) and then found several 3D models dotted around Microsoft’s idealized living room. In reality the tech’s finger tracking just picks up when you’re touching the edge of an asset.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More. Eye tracking.

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

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The SDK will support eye-tracked foveation and fixed foveation (like the one of Oculus Go); The Vive Focus will soon have finger tracking : for every hand, you will be able to have something similar to what Leap Motion offers. Lip Tracking module for the HTC Vive Pro.

VR Studied As Therapy For Recurring Nightmares

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Its glassy black eyes track your flailing escape, but its terrifying rows of hungry teeth loom larger and larger as the nightmare continues. McNamara credits VR for shouldering the burden of imagery generation, taking it off of the patient by creating and presenting the images for them.

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Virtuleap wants to read your mind while you play in VR

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If you apply devices like eye tracking , skin conductance sensors, heart rate sensors or even EEG/EMG to the VR experience, it is possible to detect important information about the psychological state of the user that is living in VR.

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