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.

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.

Gaining Behavioural Insight with Eye-Tracking VR Tech

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Companies can now track where a users’ gaze wanders and use that data to design fine-tuned experiences. Eye-tracking technology is gaining in scope and popularity as immersive virtual experiences become more widely used Click To Tweet.

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.

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

Google Acquires Eyefluence: An Eye-Tracking Startup With Big VR/AR Implications

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This new system would allow a user to control a digital device through only the movements of his or her eyes. With our forces combined, we will continue to advance eye-interaction technology to expand human potential and empathy on an even larger scale.

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. New Tools For Game Designers. Make Eye Contact.

Impressive Social VR Demo Combines Mouth and Eye Tracking

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The FOVE headset, which we covered recently during GDC , provides an eye-tracking solution. Binary VR ‘s face tracking camera records your own expressions so that they can be transplanted onto the 3D avatars.

Weekly Funding Roundup: Apple Buys German Eye Tracking Firm.

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Weekly Funding Roundup: Apple Buys German Eye Tracking Firm SensoMotoric Instruments, Adobe Buys Mettle’s SkyBox Tools, and Former Valve initiative CastAR Shuts Down 1) Apple has quietly bought SensoMotoric Instruments , a German maker of eye-tracking glasses.

Eyefluence Is Bringing Eye Tracking Tech To The “Next Generation.

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Eyefluence Is Bringing Eye Tracking Tech To The “Next Generation of VR Headsets” Last night I was invited to a press-only evening showcase for a technology that I have come to believe will be truly instrumental in both virtual and augmented reality’s eventual rise to dominance.

Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America

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Professional-grade VR eye-tracking for $1,599. HTC announced today their Vive Pro Eye VR headset is now available for purchase in North America through Vive.com and select retailers. The post Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America appeared first on VRScout.

iOS 13 Points Towards Existence Of Apple’s Supposedly-Canceled AR Headset

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Among the applications was a patent for a mixed reality experience that included eye, gesture, and face tracking powered via a “head-mounted display.” . Apple’s rumored AR-based tracking device / Image Credit: MacRumor.

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

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Today, Facebook announced that DeepFocus is going open source; while the company’s wide field of view (FOV) prototype ‘Half Dome’ may be proprietary, their deep learning tool will be “hardware agnostic.”

This Startup Aims to Deliver a VR Headset with ‘Human Eye Level’ Resolution

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Varjo Technologies , a Helsinki-based startup now out of stealth, recently demonstrated what it calls the world’s first human eye-resolution headmounted display. The post This Startup Aims to Deliver a VR Headset with ‘Human Eye Level’ Resolution appeared first on Road to VR.

VoluMetrics Is An Evolved Heat Mapping Tool For VR/AR User Tracking

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Spaceteam VR developer Cooperative Innovations last week revealed its latest licensable development tool, VoluMetrics. The simplest way to think of VoluMetrics is a heat mapping tool. The toolkit is able to track where VR and AR headset users are looking in any given experience.

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Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

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The eye-tracking headset will be used on the sidelines to detect signs of player concussions in real-time. The ability to quickly detect any trauma makes this a perfect tool for clinicians to use on the sidelines. News Concussion Eye Tracking EyeSync Football VR Sports SyncThin

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‘MARUI’ Plugins Bring VR Support to 3D Tools Maya and Blender

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Maya, the paid tool from Autodesk, and Blender, a free and open source alternative, are two of the most popular 3D creation tools in the industry. Maya is the tool used to create the 3D assets for countless films, TV shows, and video games.

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system. Vive Pro Eye.

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Varjo Promises “Human-Eye” Resolution With VR-1 Headset

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Varjo’s professional-grade headset features retina-grade resolution and eye-tracking functionality. Premium cars can only be made with premium tools. Eye Tracking: 20/20 Eye Tracker w/ Automatic IPD adjustment. Tracking: SteamVR Tracking V1.0 + V2.0.

Vivid Vision And University Of New York Partner To Treat Lazy Eye With VR

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Vivid Vision, a company using VR to treat sight disorders, today announced a partnership with The State Universtiy of New York to push its work in lazy eye treatment forward. It uses eye-tracking technology, something VR fans will know is important to the future of the platform, to stimulate binocular vision in the retinas of both eyes, teaching neurons to work together. Eye-tracking is set to play a crucial part in the VR industry in the new few years.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 3: Vive Pro Eye hands on, meeting with iStaging, Lyra VR and Women in XR!

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Do you know for instance that I have tried the Vive Pro Eye ? Vive Pro Eye. Me doing a hands-on session with the Vive Pro Eye. The Vive Pro Eye is the latest enterprise product by HTC, that is a Vive Pro with embedded the eye tracking by Tobii.

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Magic Leap Teams With Brainlab, SyncThink, And XRHealth For Medical AR

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Magic Leap’s $2,300 spatial computing platform Magic Leap One may be too expensive for most consumers, but like other early augmented reality devices , enterprise users with bigger pocketbooks are embracing its potential as a business tool.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

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HoloLens visionary Alex Kipman took to the stage in Barcelona to introduce HoloLens 2 which addresses many of the key criticisms of the original headset: field of view, comfort, and hand-tracking. The headset is also equipped with eye-tracking.

FundamentalVR Expands Its VR Surgical Simulation Platform With New Procedures

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Jamie tried the technology back in August, and although the realism of the haptics kind of freaked him out, he “couldn’t imagine a better tool for training surgeons.”

CES 2019: HTC Reveals Vive Cosmos Headset & Vive Reality

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Fresh hardware, a bold new social platform, and Vive Pro eye-tracking are on the way. In actuality HTC was teasing the latest addition their VR hardware lineup, the HTC Vive Cosmos, a PC-based 6DoF VR headset featuring inside-out tracking and a flip-up visor. VIVE PRO EYE.

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Virtuleap wants to read your mind while you play in VR

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He thought that copying traditional tools to VR was wrong, and so he asked himself “ What is the new type of data that can make analytics and consumer insights interesting in AR and VR? The various characteristics that Virtuleap aims at tracking in your brain (Image by Virtuleap).

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Walmart is Using VR to Assess & Promote Employees

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It’s not a disqualifier,” but rather another tool to help the company substantiate “what we as a manager see in someone as potential.”.

Facebook To Build ‘True Next Generation Concept Prototype’ VR Headset

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These prototypes demonstrate one future technology such as varifocal or face tracking. VR has the potential to revolutionize remote work, where meetings and collaboration are right now done with tools like Skype and Slack.

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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Langzou VR in education, VR Waibao in collaboration tools) and other on hardware (e.g. 7invensun for eye tracking addons). – Near-eye display technology. 7Invensun’s aGlass DK II eye tracking addon. – Development tool software.

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StarVR One Priced at $3,200 for Developers, Now Accepting Applications

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The company has focused primarily on delivering an ultra-wide field of view (210 degrees by their measure), along with advanced features like eye-tracking. StarVR says that they expect feedback from Developer Program participants to influence their SDK and tools going forward.

XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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I think that everyone in the VR communities should have a tour of a VR headset company , to see the passion in the eyes of people manufacturing the device and also to listen to their difficulties. One is the configuration tool , that lets you configure, debug and check the device as you wish.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.21): Oculus has sold more than 10M units and wants PSVR games, SparkAR shows its marketing potential and much more!

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SparkAR is an interesting tool for creators and marketers. And he has just published a very interesting article about SparkAR, the tool to create filters for Instagram and Messenger in an easy way. I have to say that this week in VR has not been that amazing.

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Magic Leap to Add Two Controller Support, Iris Login, Javascript Support, & More

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This could be a challenge as the Magic Leap One controller is based on magnetic tracking, and introducing another active magnetic device could make things complicated.

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. You keep having this recurring nightmare of a shark chasing you underwater.

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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.