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.

Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering

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Eye-tracking—the ability to quickly and precisely measure the direction a user is looking while inside of a VR headset—is often talked about within the context of foveated rendering, with the hopes that it could reduce the performance requirements of VR.

Watch: Tobii Tease Unnervingly Effective Vive Eye-Tracked VR Demo Ahead of GDC

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This short but ingenious video snippet from eye-tracking specialists Tobii was built to tease a social VR demo they’ve been working on for GDC next week. It aptly highlights the subtle yet striking enhancements that eye tracking may being to social VR applications.

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.

Eye-tracking Glasses Give Glimpse into Professional Pianist’s Perception

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But we don’t even understand us all that well yet; as we capture more biometric information on our quest to lose ourselves in augmented and virtual realities, we’re learning more about ourselves too. Eye-Tracking News VR Input VR Research eye tracking function tobii

Deepening Social Presence with SMI Eye Tracking

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At GDC this year, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) showed a couple of new eye tracking demos at Valve’s booth. They added eye tracking to avatars in the social VR experiences of Pluto VR and Rec Room , which provided an amazing boost to the social presence within these experience.

Watch: Tobii Reveals Vive VR Eye Tracking Examples, Including ‘Rec Room’

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After hyping everyone up recently with a short teaser video, eye-tracking specialists Tobii have revealed more details and video examples their eye tracking in action at GDC, including integration with social VR application Rec Room.

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.

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.

SyncThink Gets A Patent for Eye Tracking in Virtual Reality

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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.

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.

Tobii Develops Eye-Tracking Standalone VR Headset With Qualcomm

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Eye-tracking is expected to be an important next generation technology in VR headsets, potentially enabling better performance through foveated rendering, and lower hardware costs overall, at the same time it dramatically changes how a virtual world responds to your presence. This enables devices to adapt to the individual user, helping to increase the visual quality of virtual and augmented reality experiences.” Eye Tracking Hardware GDC

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. See Also: NVIDIA Says New Foveated Rendering Technique is More Efficient, Virtually Unnoticeable.

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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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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

FOVE Eye Tracking VR Headset Shipping

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Eye tracking is one of the next big technology leaps in VR. Related: FOVE Eye Tracking VR Headset available from Kickstarter FOVE then started taking pre-orders in November of last year and even offered a discount of $50 off with shipping expected in January 2017.

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HTC Vive Is Getting A $220 Plug-And-Play Eye Tracking Peripheral Next Month

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Eye tracking is one feature that could could benefit the performance and affordability of high-end virtual reality headsets. Unlike other eye tracking solutions that require hardware to be installed at the manufacturer level, the 7invensun devices are modular in nature.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018. It will be an important step for virtual reality.

Eye-Tracking Headset FOVE 0 Specs & Pre-Order Date

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Originally labeled just FOVE , the FOVE 0 (yeah now we’re talking) has been making waves in the virtual reality community due in large part to its unique built-in eye-tracking technology. News Eye Tracking FOVE Tokyo Game Show

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Apple’s Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking

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Among other details, the patent also touches on the possibility of such a headset including a bevy of sensors for various tracking tasks, and specifically notes that cameras could be employed for measuring the environment (as with inside-out tracking) and sensing the user’s eye position.

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FOVE 0 Eye Tracking VR Headset Available for Pre-Order

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Eye tracking in VR is almost here folks. What is eye tracking? Eye tracking in VR is the one area missing from real life. In real life you do not move your head, you often move your eyes to glance at objects.

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. 7invensun for eye tracking addons). It can also be an opportunity to get to know what each country should try obtaining in the next years for what concerns virtual reality.

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Oculus Acquires The Eye Tribe, Eye-Tracking Startup

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Facebook looks to up the Oculus ante by investing in eye-tracking technology. With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to start looking toward the state of virtual reality in 2017. The post Oculus Acquires The Eye Tribe, Eye-Tracking Startup appeared first on VRScout.

XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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Apart from the splendid Cathedral and the tasty Trdelnik, Prague also features an interesting Virtual Reality startup: VRgineers. It has been very useful for me and I really want to thank Marek, Ivo and all other people at VRgineers to have opened my eyes.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Virtual reality has figured prominently at the event in recent years of course, quickly rising to become one of the shows hottest technologies. The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype VR headset and tracking camera a shown at CES 2014.

Sony Patents VR Headset That Combats Simulation Sickness With Eye-Tracking And More

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It describes a system for fighting what it describes as “virtual reality sickness” using a head-mounted display (HMD) that’s fitted with a range of biometric sensors such as a thermometer, eye-tracking cameras, a moisture sensor and exterior orientation sensors. Eye-tracking, for example, is considered essential for the next step of VR.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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What will be the performances of real-time raytracing with the newest RTX graphics cards inside Virtual Reality applications? As a VR enthusiast, I would love to see realtime raytracing in VR, but I doubt that these graphics cards can perform RTX at 90FPS for 2 eyes, as required for VR.

Google Acquires Eye-tracking Company Eyefluence, Reportedly Building VR Headset With Tech

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A report from Engadget published yesterday maintains that Google’s secret standalone VR headset “will integrate eye-tracking and use sensors and algorithms to map out the real-world space in front of a user.”

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).

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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Valve continues to push input forward with the Knuckles controllers — while also building its own VR games — but partner HTC is charging a premium to get wireless VR or large-scale tracking with a PC in 2018.

SMI Talks Eye Tracking VR Applications & Foveated.

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SMI Talks Eye Tracking VR Applications & Foveated Rendering Sensomotoric Instruments (SMI) is a German-based eye tracking company who has released an eye tracking kit for the Oculus DK2 & Gear VR , and most recently for the HTC Vive. smi vr virtual reality

Tobii Expands Eye-Tracking Technology to Virtual.

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Tobii Expands Eye-Tracking Technology to Virtual Reality There’s a saying, “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” A series of mini-projectors create a pattern of light on the eyes, which the company calls Near Infrared.

Preorders for FOVE Eye Tracking HMD are now open

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FOVE is the first virtual reality headset that uses eye tracking. FOVE’s eye tracking technology uses infrared to track eye movements with accuracy and low latency. Hardware Kickstarter News tracking

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Google standalone AR headset tipped with eye-tracking technology

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We heard rumor awhile ago that Google is working on a standalone virtual reality headset that’ll also serve as a platform for augmented reality applications. Joining that rumor is a new spat of sources claiming this standalone VR/AR headset will include eye-tracking technology.