1. Rohith Rohi1's Avatar
    Google has bought Eyefluence, a startup company that is pioneering a new form of human-computer interface based on the tracking of eye movement. Although the exact motivation behind Google's move is unclear at the moment, it may very well have something to do with the Daydream VR platform.

    The acquisition has been announced officially by Eyefluence on its website:
    Today, we are excited to announce that the Eyefluence team is joining Google! With our forces combined, we will continue to advance eye-interaction technology to expand human potential and empathy on an even larger scale. We look forward to the life-changing innovations well create together!
    " Eyefluence's innovative user interface allows for VR headsets to use eye tracking as an input method for things such as cursor movements, which could be critical in the streamlining of various types of interfaces for use in virtual reality, thus minimizing the need of external input devices."

    Other uses for eye tracking in virtual reality include selective rendering of complex scenes, among other things. In order to create the illusion of depth, virtual reality necessitates that every scene is rendered twice, from slightly different angles for each eye, which could be very straining on the hardware pulling all the strings. Eye tracking could be employed for selective rendering techniques i.e. portions of the scene outside of the user's main focal point could be rendered in lower resolutions on the fly in order to improve overall performance without sacrificing visual fidelity.
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    10-26-2016 10:34 AM
  2. Penguwin's Avatar
    This is pretty cool... I'm very interested to see what they end up doing with it.

    Google has done some work with noticing blinks and things with Google Glass, so it's not entirely out of their wheel house. I'm sure they have a plan already on what they hope to accomplish with this acquisition... Time will tell tho.
    10-26-2016 11:18 AM
  3. Vyrlokar's Avatar
    Seriously, eye tracking and VR together bring so many possibilities... I seriously can't wait to see how this ends up. I seriously feel that eye tracking can add a lot to the experience.
    10-26-2016 12:25 PM
  4. kdh0324's Avatar
    This could bring about interesting possibilities
    10-26-2016 04:46 PM
  5. badelhas's Avatar
    Very interest for more official info regarding this...

    Cheers
    10-26-2016 05:16 PM
  6. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well Engadget have a little more info, very updated, it's very interesting so more companies are trying to achieve so much in this short time, I think that's a probe it's the Future.

    Here the link to the article in Engadget: https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/24/...-eye-tracking/
    10-27-2016 07:30 PM
  7. LookArpTheStars's Avatar
    I can't imagine tho. How could a Daydream headset that uses a phone be able to intergrate eye-tracking into its VR experience? Wouldn't the headset have to have some sort of super low latency communication with the device in order to do that? Also, isn't that pretty hard considering the headset and the phone in it are two completely separate devices, and are not tightly integrated, where the headset is, at least now, kind of only a 'shell' for the phone?

    Just think of how much more nauseous the experience could be if it doesn't have low enough latency.
    10-28-2016 12:36 PM
  8. Rohith Rohi1's Avatar
    I can't imagine tho. How could a Daydream headset that uses a phone be able to intergrate eye-tracking into its VR experience? Wouldn't the headset have to have some sort of super low latency communication with the device in order to do that? Also, isn't that pretty hard considering the headset and the phone in it are two completely separate devices, and are not tightly integrated, where the headset is, at least now, kind of only a 'shell' for the phone?

    Just think of how much more nauseous the experience could be if it doesn't have low enough latency.
    Yes..... Thats true
    10-29-2016 12:27 AM
  9. domdee7's Avatar
    Wow that will be very interesting
    10-29-2016 12:32 AM

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