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 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.

CES 2019 Vive Pro Eye: Impressions Of Tobii Eye Tracking


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. One of the modes, though, showed green, yellow and red areas to indicate where the eye is pointed.

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.

SyncThink Gets A Patent for Eye Tracking in Virtual Reality


Neuro-technology firm SyncThink received a patent related to tracking eye movements in virtual reality headsets. SyncThink hopes to innovate with improved ways to control and navigate in VR, using the tracking of eye movements to control actions.

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


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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Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America


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.

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.

Walmart is Using VR to Assess & Promote Employees

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Walmart is no stranger to VR, from its nation-wide VR training program , to its recent traveling VR installation to promote How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019). SEE ALSO Walmart to Launch Nation-wide VR Training Program with Over 17,000 Oculus Headsets.

VR Is Changing Sports: More Than 30 Teams Use STRIVR Training While SyncThink Diagnoses Concussions


We’ve previously covered STRIVR , a startup which emerged from Stanford, as the company works to evolve training for football and other sports. The startup even extended out to the corporate world to train Walmart workers. STRIVR captures 360-degree footage allowing players to put on a VR headset to extend their training beyond the hours they spend on the field, slope, pitch, or rink. Tagged with: STRIVR , Sync Think , training Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

VR: Getting People to Take Safety Training Seriously, Retail Merchandising, and More


Virtual reality is making inroads in the retail industry, at the same time as more and more companies are realizing the powerful potential of VR for training. The retailer is expanding its use of VR beyond employee training to the customer experience, making novel use of its 4,000+ physical stores. Mailman vs. dog: It’s a classic TV trope that Royal Mail says prevents postal workers from taking anti-dog attack training seriously.

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


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.

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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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. Headset connected to the PC for analysis of eye and brain data (Image by Looxid Labs).

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


Varjo’s professional-grade headset features retina-grade resolution and eye-tracking functionality. The text quality, combined with eye tracking, makes this the first headset to move us closer to virtual reality feeling real. Tracking: SteamVR Tracking V1.0 + V2.0.

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


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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XTAL Ultra High-End VR Headset Adds Neurable’s Emotion Analysis


Combining that information in real-time with eye-tracking could allow the system to identify, measure and analyze the emotion and intent of the person wearing the headset. The XTAL VR headset from VRgineers includes eye tracking, so adding the EEG sensors and using Neurable’s analysis software might offer customers with very large budgets more capable analysis and training tools than consumer grade systems like Rift and Vive.

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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7invensun for eye tracking addons). Apart from these visual features, there are other areas that must be improved: 3D cameras Inside-out tracking Immersive sound Voice interaction Eye tracking Tactile feedback Emotion recognition Brain-Computer Interfaces.

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SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind


I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too. This is combined with eye-tracking technology from German firm SMI, which may have just been acquired by Apple.

Varjo VR-1 Shows Us Virtual Reality Through High-Res Lenses


The main screen of the unit, what Varjo calls the “Context screen,” is the same resolution as the Vive Pro and the upcoming Oculus Quest , 1440×1600 per eye. It felt somewhat limiting, but then that also keeps the eyes focused in the center, at the.7-inch Focal Screen.

AdHawk’s Tiny Sensors Could Enable Much Smaller VR Headsets And AR Glasses


A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets. But AdHawk has created eye-tracking sensors that are small chips made from microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS), which are commonly used in gyro chips. So far, most eye-tracking systems, like Tobii’s products , have relied on cameras.

HTC’s ‘Vive Enterprise Solutions’ Separates Professional And Consumer VR Offerings


It covers the PC-powered Vive Pro, the eye-tracking enabled Vive Pro Eye and both the standalones Vive Focus and Vive Focus Plus, according to a press release from the company. For instance, we’ve found our customers need more than just a Vive headset to deploy, so we’re focused on building those specific uses in training, collaboration, design and location based entertainment (LBE).” ? There are two sides to HTC’s Vive VR business; consumer and enterprise.

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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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All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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The speculations say it will feature Fresnel lenses, 2K per eye resolution and 90Hz refresh rate , but we had no official confirmation on this. While the Cosmos is tailored at consumers, the just announced Vive Pro Eye is dedicated to enterprise customer s.

What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

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According to what I’ve seen at CES with nReal, I think that we will have a full HD 1920×1080 per eye. The HPU will perform all the tracking IN HARDWARE, so it will be really fast. Tracking technology. Hand Tracking. Eye tracking. The time has come.

EON Reality UK, The Landing and KPMG Manchester Discuss VR, AR and The Future

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The breakfast tech panel discussed everything from eye-tracking in VR and biosensor or haptic inputs to predictive analytics within AR applications.

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. My first experience has been with a solution to train helicopter pilots.

Varjo talks with me about its human eye resolution VR headset and its mixed reality add-on (that will be available at AWE 2019)

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If you follow the evolutions of the virtual reality ecosystem, for sure you know this name: it is a Finnish startup working on developing a headset that features human-eye resolution. Varjo makes human eye resolution VR headsets and brings those to the market this year. Varjo.

HTC’s ‘Vive Enterprise Solutions’ Separates Pro & Consumer VR Offerings


It covers the PC-powered Vive Pro, the eye-tracking enabled Vive Pro Eye and both the standalones Vive Focus and Vive Focus Plus, according to a press release from the company. There are two sides to HTC’s Vive VR business; consumer and enterprise.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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The Odyssey has anyway the problem of the non-optimal tracking of controllers. Thanks to the new RTX 2080 graphics cards , finally we’ll start seeing: Headsets featuring eye tracking to do foveated rendering; Headsets with the Virtualink USB-C connector.

One of the Biggest Names in Home Fitness is Making a VR Exercise Bike

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The Vive demo space at CES 2019 played host to a number of games, apps, and brand engagement pieces using Vive Pro’s new eye-tracking tech and Vive Focus, the company’s standalone 6DOF headset.

Facebook Bets On Realistic Face Tracked Avatars As Key To VR’s Future


Features can be illuminated using infrared lights that are invisible to the human eye. These types of lights are used in the Oculus Rift “Constellation” positional tracking system, and are often used in eye tracking.