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FOVE 0: Virtual Reality Headset Creates Sense Of Presence And Immersion

By Mae Cervantes , Jan 27, 2017 07:48 AM EST
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FOVE has showcased their first eye-tracking VR headset, FOVE 0, at CES 2017. The FOVE offers a new dimension to game control with their eye tracking system, which allows the user to watch activated interactions and foveated rendering.

The eye tracking sensors of FOVE VR headset help gamers able to focus in more detail on objects or foveated rendering, which optimize rendering games and interfaces more precisely. It has ultra-latency stereo eye tracking, which helps control in virtual reality.

The headset boasts a WQHD OLED display, a frame rate of 70 fps, and a field of view up to 100 degrees. The FOVE 0 resolution is better than Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which has 40 percent resolution per eye. It has 2560 x 1440 display and 42 percent more pixels than the other PC VY HMDs, as noted by CNET.

Full Sense In Virtual World

The FOVE 0 has an Immersive Position Tracking, which creates two-way interaction experiences in virtual worlds. It also runs on SDK with Low Latency Compositor and enables simulated light field rendering based on a gamer's real time field-of-view. Thus, the eye tracking VR headset offers a sense of presence and immersion.

The virtual eye tracking system is running on a perfect "Orientation Tracking IMU" and IR-based position tracking. It has two arrays of six IR sensors and one infrared camera in each eye, which field-of-view is up to 100 degrees. The infrared eye tracking system has twice tracking accuracy and less than one degree with a frame rate of 12 fps, as note by Android Headlines.

PC Requirements And Accessories

The FOVE 0 supports some popular game engine plug-ins like Supports Unity, Unreal, Xenko and compatible with existing VR Games titles like Stream VR and OSVR titles. It can be connected to an HDMI 1.44, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

The eye tracking VR headset comes with a position tracking camera and a replacement face cushion. It also has adjustable velcro straps and weighs 520 g. The Graphics Processing Unit of the VR headset is either powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290. It is also powered by Intel Core i5-4590 and a memory of 8 GB. It is compatible with either Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit.

 

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