Demo of eye tracking of a spatial search task within VR
NVIDIA’s foveated rendering demo shown off at SIGGRAPH
Choosing the SMI Eye Tracking HMD based on HTC Vive
SMI’s high performance eye tracking HMD based on the HTC Vive enables new paradigms and fully controlled environments for naturalistic eye tracking studies. Eye tracking at 250 Hz allows full flexibility on research questions and the measurement of saccades and fixations.
The 360° immersion enabled by HMDs makes the participant feel physically present inside the stimulus. Reaction and attention patterns can be mapped using gaze as well as directional changes in head and body posture (“turn-towards”).
Surround participants with 360° image, video and audio stimuli
360° immersive environments allow full control over all experimental parameters in the immersive scenario and hence allow large comparative studies to be conducted with ease with life-like perception. The use of directional sound also enhances attention studies.
Experiment Suite HMD for turnkey immersive stimulus presentation and analysis
Creating an immersive research environment is now easier than ever. Something as simple as a 360° still image or video – taken by a 360° camera – can be imported and become stimulus content. Experiment Suite HMD allows complex experimental scenes to be created with randomized stimulus presentation. Text elements can be included to instruct the participant.
The eye tracking HTC Vive comes with a software developer kit and plug-ins for popular VR engines such as Unity, Unreal and WorldViz Vizard. Used this way it is possible to access live gaze information and create interactive scenarios such as gaze contingent communication with avatars which react on eye contact.