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.

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.

Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Not to be left out of the reference design fun (with Intel, Qualcomm, and more already offering headset blueprints for others to build upon), Samsung has revealed its VR headset reference design. With eye-tracking, Visual Camp says foveated rendering could be employed.

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.

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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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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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

Qualcomm Reveals Reference Design For Eye-Tracked Standalone VR Headset

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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.

Samsung’s all-in-one VR headset is powered by Exynos processor, features eye tracking via.

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29-Year-Old Gamer Leaves Sony Behind to Bring Eye-Tracking to.

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29-Year-Old Gamer Leaves Sony Behind to Bring Eye-Tracking to Virtual Reality Kojima, 29, is convinced the technology will become commonplace in VR devices. earlier this month announced a reference design for an eye-tracking headset that uses its Snapdragon chip.

FOVE’s eye-tracking VR headset is finally shipping: Here’s why it’s special

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Plenty of virtual reality headsets have hit the market since we first saw FOVE back in May 2015, but none can do what the Samsung-backed VR system can.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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The Crystal Cove headset featured a cluster of IR LEDs and a tracking camera to provide positional tracking and also introduced low persistence of vision displays. The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype VR headset and tracking camera a shown at CES 2014.

‘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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Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation

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Samsung’s experimental Facesense is a new attempt at changing the game, harnessing the power of our facial expression for hands-free VR interaction. April 14th – 15th at the VRLA Expo, Samsung showed a new creation from their C-Lab division. Detailed in an announcement, Facesense tracks electric signals that are created any time we speak, change our expression, or shift our gaze. Tagged with: Facesense , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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.

CES: LooxidVR headset will track your eyes and brain

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Previous winners in the category have included Samsung, for their Gear VR headset, and Google, for their Tilt Brush 3D/VR painting system. The result is that the headset can empower tracking its wearer’s brain activity, eye movement and pupil dilation.

Report: Samsung Working On Wireless AR/VR Headset With Microsoft

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It sounds like Samsung is working on a new headset that will utilize both virtual and augmented reality technology. That is according to the Korea Times , which cites a Samsung official familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Samsung released the Odyssey PC VR headset under Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ banner, which was easily the best of the five headsets featured in that line. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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.

Samsung Trademarks ‘Perfect Reality’, ‘Odyssey Z’ Ahead Of Note 9 Reveal

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It’s that time of year again; Samsung is getting ready to reveal its next enlarged smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at an Unpacked event on August 9th. Though Samsung has a (very good) Windows VR headset named the Odyssey, the company also revealed the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z earlier this year, and this trademark almost certainly refers to its European release. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News samsung

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

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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. Unlike the Samsung and LG panels, an LCD panel from Japan Display Inc.

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. Source: SIGNS OF A NEW SAMSUNG GEAR VR ARE SURFACING.

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.

Report: Oculus is Planning a Modest Upgrade to Rift, Releasing Early as Next Year

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Half Dome, Facebook’s high field of view (FOV) varifocal prototype headset, fits in a Rift-like size format, and contains a veritable wish list of features including eye-tracking, varifocal display, and a 140 degree FOV.

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All you need to know about the Vive Cosmos

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It features inside-out tracking and so you can install it easily by just plugging one cable into your PC. A flip-up display, tracking cameras, phone connection, detachable earphones… this device is way too similar to the Cosmos (Image by Road To VR). Will it feature eye tracking?

SyncThink Updates Their Eye-Sync Headset For Offline Compatibility

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Virtual reality is seemingly constantly up in the news for surprising utilizations outside of gaming, and today’s story on the Eye-Sync headset is no different. The Eye-Sync headset comes from the business SyncThink, which focuses on eye-tracking technology to supplement existing VR implementations. With the introduction of the Eye-Sync, however, eye-tracking has taken a decidedly different direction: the diagnosis of head injury, particularly concussion.

5 Things We Want From Oculus Rift S

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The Rift S is suggested to have the Insight tracking system which will ship first on the standalone Oculus Quest early next year, and the decision to ship it as the next iteration of the Rift reportedly contributed to co-founder Brendan Iribe’s departure from Facebook.

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.

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.

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

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If correct, it has a clear advantage over even the highest resolution panels seen in current headsets such as the Samsung Odyssey or the upcoming HTC Vive Pro, both of which pack dual 1440 × 1600 resolution, 3.5

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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.

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).

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.

Startup Aims for Retinal Resolution VR Display With 70x “effective resolution” of Today’s Headsets

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Finland-based Varjo has announced a new display technology for AR and VR which the company is calling “the first human eye-resolution VR/AR/XR immersive display.” SEE ALSO Vive to Get Eye-tracking Add-on with Optional Corrective Lenses.

Facebook Wins Patent For Human-Eye ‘Retinal’ Resolution VR Headset

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Facebook has been awarded a patent for a head mounted display (HMD) which combines a large low resolution display and small high resolution display projected to where the user’s eye is pointed to achieve ‘retinal’ resolution. ‘Retinal’ or “retina” is a term often used to describe angular resolution which at least matches that of the center of the human eye. Two Displays Per Eye, Merged.

Apple, Valve, and LG Invest in OLED Microdisplay Maker eMagin

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SEE ALSO Apple's Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking. This zoomed comparison shows the difference in Samsung’s PenTile subpixel layout compared to the RGB stripe approach.

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Community Download: How Important Do You Think Resolution Is For VR Headsets?

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With the Vive Pro on the market, the Samsung Odyssey gaining momentum, and now the Pimax 8K and Pimax 5K+ in the hands of YouTube influencers , as well as the new StarVR and VRgineers headsets all in development, the era of limited and cramped resolutions may be coming to an end very quickly.

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. 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. The region directly in front of your eyes sees the greatest detail. Inside-Out Tracking.

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

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The system works this way: your eyes are tracked continuously by the system and when it detects that they are crossing on a near object, it activates the near focus display and when they are relaxing on a distant object, it activates the far plane. Tracking.

Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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This is everything I have been able to find on specifications: Snapdragon 835 VR reference design; Same high-quality lenses of Oculus Go; FOV around 95°-100°; 1600×1440 per eye resolution; 72 FPS; Adjustable IPD; 4 GB ram. The screen is a pentile OLED, featuring 1600×1440 per eye resolution.

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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.

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