VR headsets are going to get even more sophisticated in the upcoming years. SMI is one of many companies working on that. It is bringing eye tracking to VR platforms. With eye tracking, users will be able to get a more immersive experience in virtual environments.
the Snapdragon VR820 reference platform can help accelerate the development of new standalone VR devices and content, and our eye tracking technology is a key component for next generation products,
explained SMI Director OEM Business Christian Villwock. This technology will be available for standalone VR headsets as well as mobile devices.
Eye tracking has a roadmap of benefits in mobile and standalone VR headsets. Gaze interaction, social presence, foveated rendering, personal display calibration and analytical insights are all potential uses that OEMs and application developers will be able to utilize,
said Hugo Swart, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.