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Next Generation 3D Glasses With Full Eye Tracking Capabilities

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It seems virtual reality is once again an up and coming trend. I think most of you who saw the whole virtual reality movement back in the early ’90s remember how everyone was talking about it, but nothing really stuck. There were a few devices released, but they were too bulky and too low quality to grab the interest of customers. Now it seems another wave of these devices will hit the market. One of the most advanced ones is a pair of 3D glasses with full eye tracking capabilities.

Game developers have suddenly become quite excited about 3D glasses with virtual reality support. It’s a way to enhance gameplay now that graphics are almost photorealistic. A company named SenseMotoric Instruments (SMI) recently announced their new groundbreaking 3D glasses, and they have some features on them that could turn gaming on its head. The eye tracking feature incorporated into these 3D glasses will make virtual reality a whole new experience. It’s a powerful software that will know where you are looking, and as a result, they could incorporate depth of field in a whole new way.

Dubbed ActiveEye technology, this system combines mobile eye tracking with a realistic 3D user experience that will collect more data from the user’s interaction with the computer. Furthermore, the eye tracking glasses incorporate every movement sensor technology available. These virtual reality eye tracking glasses are worn like a normal pair of glasses. Eye tracking is accomplished with two small cameras on the rim of the glasses while a scene camera records the field of view of the user.

What impact this technology will have on gaming is for now unclear. However, what can be derived from this announcement is that 3D glasses with this eye tracking capability will come to allow for a whole new experience for the user. It’s an experience that may come to impact the gaming industry in a profound way. It’s always up to the consumers to decide whether it is a good idea or not. From a design standpoint, I don’t know if these will put off customers rather than appeal to them. Once again, that is up to you, the consumers.

SMI’s Virtual Reality Eye Tracking Glasses

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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