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.

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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.

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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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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 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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How Eye Tracking is Driving the Next Generation of AR and VR


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.

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


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.

Qualcomm Reveals Reference Design For Eye-Tracked Standalone VR Headset


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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.

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


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Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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


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.

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.

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


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


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.

CES: LooxidVR headset will track your eyes and brain


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.

HP, Microsoft, Samsung, and Centro Computer Join EON Reality for Mixed Reality Partner Event

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EON Reality hosted an exciting Mixed Reality partner event, based on future tech with Centro Computer and in collaboration with HP, Microsoft, and Samsung, including a full tour around EON Reality’s immersive showroom and AVR Platform demonstration.

Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing


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.

CES 2018: The 5 Biggest VR Tech Updates


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).

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then! This is the 150th Week Peek!

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All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

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As for the partnerships, the most intriguing one is the one with my friends at 7Invensun , one of the worldwide leading companies in eye-tracking technologies. I guess nReal will experiment with eye-tracking for a new version of the headset, maybe targeted at the enterprise market.

5 Things We Want From Oculus Rift S


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.

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CES 2020 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed


CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo. CES 2020: Pico Neo 2 Pricing Revealed Alongside New Eye Tracking Model.

Facebook Surges in U.S. Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Of the many granted, here’s a few of the most interesting AR/VR patents we’ve found: Beamsplitter assembly for eye tracking in head-mounted displays. An analysis of U.S.

Report: New Oculus ‘Rift S’ Headset to be Revealed at GDC Next Week

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Oculus has already demonstrated its inside-out tracking technology, which it calls ‘Insight’, on its upcoming standalone VR headset, Quest. Eye-tracking is another feature which is up in the air for Rift S.

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.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

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Pico Neo 2 and Pico Neo 2 Eye, enterprise headsets just launched at CES (Image by Pico Interactive). Truly next-gen VR (featuring a fantastic display and very wide FOV, varifocal resolution, eye tracking, haptics controllers, etc…) will take many years to realize.

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


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.

Nintendo Files Patent For Glasses Positional Tracking System


Gaming giant Nintendo filed for a patent for a positional tracking system for glasses. The tracking is used to add a parallax effect to content on a 2D screen so it would appear 3D.