It's a crazy world. Thanks to some computer hacking, a few rude emails, and let's face it - serious employee privacy issues - Sony has pulled "The Interview" from theaters. Like the threats are going to stop by just pulling a movie from theaters. If life were like that!
This augmented reality (AR) panel was a big hit at Immersed, and featured Ray Sharma (XMG Studio), Srinivas Krishna (AWE Company), and Neil Trevett (The Khronos Group, Nvidia). Jason Jerald from Nextgen Interactions was moderating - good job, Jason!
The audio should be cleaner with this video. We discovered an editing feature to cut out a lot of the noise. Tough gig! If you think it's enough of an improvement, we'll re-encode the earlier videos.
Now this is both VERY cool and VERY useful! Gizmodo Japan was able to partake in a demonstration featuring the up and coming FOVE HMD that features eye tracking capabilities. This demo gave users without the use of their hands the ability to play piano with their eyes and JUST their eyes.
Instead of seeing an 88 key keyboard, the user is faced with a visual map that they can point at with their eyes, and quickly tap or select by rapidly blinking. While this is a practical application that isn't exactly VR buts uses a VR device, it definitely speaks to the realization of just how important eye tracking will be in future virtual reality applications and interfaces. Good stuff!