Eonite Perception Developing ‘Inside-Out’ Tracking

Published by , January 23, 2017 9:32 am

(Variety) Eonite Perception is working on inside-out-tracking — a technology that will give VR headsets the ability to detect the position and movements of its users without the need for any external cameras and sensors. Eonite Perception wants to do away with such external trackers by integrating a depth sensor directly into the headset, and allow users to play or experience VR anywhere.
It’s very different from the way existing VR headsets currently tackle this problem. Low-end headsets like Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Cardboard and Daydream don’t offer any positional tracking at all. Higher-end and much more expensive headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive make up for this shortcoming with positional tracking devices, which use technology like infrared and lasers to track the location and movements of a user

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