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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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.

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.

Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More

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Announced with support for both Unity and Unreal, the Lumin SDK exposes the capabilities of the Magic Leap One headset to developers who can use it to begin building augmented reality experiences for the platform. Eye tracking. Gesture and hand tracking.

Varjo Launches VR-1 with Retina-quality Fixed-foveated Display & Eye-tracking, Priced at $6,000

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The VR-1 also includes custom-made eye-tracking which the company claims delivers “unmatched precision and accuracy” in a stereo eye-tracking solution. SteamVR Tracking 2.0 Varjo today announced the launch of its VR-1 headset.

‘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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The demonstration included the now familar Unreal Engine 3 powered citadel area, one which would become the setting for one of the most famous early VR applications of all time, Rift Coaster. The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype VR headset and tracking camera a shown at CES 2014.

GDC 2018: Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support

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Today at GDC, Epic have announced that Unreal Engine 4 will officially support the Magic Leap One. You can read more about it on the Unreal Engine blog , but the basic gist of it is that you can use Epic’s UE4 now, one of the leading game engines on the market, to create content for Magic Leap One. Reportedly, Unreal Engine 4 support for Magic Leap One will include the following features: Head tracking. Eye tracking. Gesture and hand tracking.

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. 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 2018 ‘Day 3’ Roundup – Oculus Go Details, Vive Focus Global Launch, New Qualcomm VRDK, and More

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Qualcomm’s latest reference headset supports Vive Wave, HTC Vive Focus international launch, Oculus talks about their 2018 ecosystem, announces ‘Positional Timewarp’, reveals new Oculus Go details, and Unreal Engine’s real-time ray-tracing demo.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

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Edgar Martín-Blas, CEO of Virtual Voyagers , told VRScout he’s been excited about the capabilities of eye-tracking, hand-tracking, nine hand gesture recognition, and “the possibility of controlling the content with a mobile app.”.

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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The new HoloLens uses its integrated eye tracking to perform user authentication via iris recognition. The new HoloLens features: Eye tracking Full hands tracking (a la Leap Motion) Voice commands understanding. Unreal SDK. Eye tracking.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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SEE ALSO Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More. Magic Leap Specs and ‘Lumin’ SDK details that are known thus far: Head tracking. Eye tracking. Gesture and hand tracking.

StarVR unveils its newest HMD at SIGGRAPH 2018

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Featuring the most advanced optics, VR-optimized displays, integrated eye tracking, and vendor-agnostic tracking architecture, StarVR One is built from the ground up to support the most demanding use cases for both commercial and enterprise sectors. tracking solution.

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WorldViz Integrates Windows VR, Avatars Into Vizard 6

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Vizard isn’t a game development engine like Unreal or Unity but instead a scientific-grade platform designed to create VR applications with a range of headsets and peripherals such as eye-tracking cameras or hand-tracking gloves.

ABE VR, a horror experience of robotic love.

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Created in Unreal Engine, ABE is a virtual recreation of the original story about a misguided robot seeking the unconditional love of humans… at whatever cost.

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Varjo Secures $6.7M Investment, First Batch of “Human Eye-Resolution” VR Prototypes Shipping to Partners Soon

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million from the Finnish business development group Tekes to continue development on their “human eye-resolution” display for VR headsets. Called the ‘Bionic’ display, Varjo also includes stereo eye-tracking for supposed foveated rendering.

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5 Talks You Won’t Want to Miss at VRDC This Week

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Get in on the ground floor with this talk from Martz, who will tell you how to get to grips with the new platform including working with Google VR SDKs for Android, Unity, and Unreal. Applications of Eye Tracking in Virtual Reality.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines. Here’s a roundup of news from ‘day one’ of our GDC 2018 coverage. Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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The presentation at Gamescom talked about your partnership with Unreal Engine for offering real-time RTX. In the previous link, there is, in fact, a reference saying that both Unreal Engine and Unity will implement DXR APIs.

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

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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. The headset also works with Unreal and AutoCAD, besides Unity.). tracking, so you can move around all you want.

VR Analytics for Playtesting & Optimization with Cognitive VR

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Their SceneExplorer tool translates the 3D geometry from a Unity or Unreal experience into a WebGL mesh that can be shared within a web browser.

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Boneworks Feels Like The First Next Generation VR Game

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With Boneworks, we want to show gamers and developers that a VR player controller can exist that maintains all action/adventure genre staples while adding incredible agency due to precise tracked controllers.

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Emteq Aims to Humanize VR by Capturing Your Facial Expressions

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As researchers and VR start-ups make great strides in increasing the sense of presence such as larger field of view, lower latency and more natural input, a Brighton based start-up has just announced a new technology that can track a user’s facial expressions without markers.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, then took to the stage to say that Unreal Engine 4 support would also be arriving on the HoloLens 2. Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019.

Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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The typical development environment that they use is Unity, but if the customer requires Unreal because wants a better graphical quality, they can develop using UE4, too. When I was in China, the last company I visited in Shanghai has been Lenqiy.

Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor

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Unity support is already running, and Unreal Engine 4 support is coming. Developers should target between 400,000 to 800,000 triangles total — half as many per eye — at reasonable frame rates, depending on the shaders, particle effects, and physics that are being used. Colman Bryant, lead interaction and experience designer at Magic Leap, also demonstrated how the system can track ungloved hands without controllers for gesture input.

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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The magnetical tracking of the Magic Leap One has not had enthusiastic feedbacks, so I wonder how the two-controllers solution will perform. Thanks to Magic Leap One sensors, the application will detect gestures and eye movements of the users, offering more realistic avatars.

How Sinespace May Have Already Beaten Linden Lab To The Second Life Of VR

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It can be used in engines like Unreal and Unity as well — they don’t force people to sign any exclusivity agreements or rights waivers to the content.

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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On Vive website is now possible to buy the Vive Trackers 2.0 , that is the ones that are compatible with SteamVR tracking 2.0. The price is still the same ($99) and the trackers feel the same, with the only difference that they use the new tracking sensors.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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While we haven’t gone hands-on with these kits yet, we did try the upcoming $400 Oculus Quest extensively and came away pretty impressed by its tracking performance in highly controlled demos at Facebook’s Oculus Connect VR developers conference. Overall in 2018, VR developed on private and public tracks. Experimental 6DoF controller tracking faceplate for the Lenovo Mirage Solo. Controller tracking developer kit for Vive Focus.

OSVR - a Look Ahead

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We see goggles, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs and body suits. The dream VR system might be a goggle from one vendor, input devices from another and tracking from a third. VR arcades, for instance, might use custom hardware or professional tracking systems. For example, head tracking can come from optical trackers or inertial ones. Many game engines – such as Unity, Unreal and SteamVR- immediately support it.

OSVR Roadmap: Creating an Ecosystem of Interoperable VR Hardware and Software

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Specifically, I am aware of plans and work in progress to support Intel Realsense, Tobii eye trackers, NOD devices, Leap Motion camera, HTC Vive and others. Are data points extrapolated into the future to create ‘predictive’ tracking?