Microsoft Researchers Explore Eye Tracking Uses For VR

October 22, 2019

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Eye-tracking for VR is not a new idea and some headsets already have the technology built in. Work is underway, however, at all the major companies to more accurately and reliably track eye movements because next generation headsets may be able to use the information in various ways. The paper from Microsoft researchers helps explain some of those potential applications. For example, objects in a scene can be changed to help a user solve a puzzle. Likewise, gaze can be used to predict which of several options a user might be inclined to pick. The video above demonstrates this with two weapon choices and a single physical prop. Using the gaze of the user, the software determines which weapon the user is likely to pick, and then moves that virtual weapon to line up with the physical prop.

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