Report: Microsoft backing VR headset maker FOVE

 

(Image courtesy FOVE, Inc.)

(Image courtesy FOVE, Inc.)


According to a report today in TechRadar, Microsoft has just accepted FOVE into its Microsoft Ventures program.

FOVE Inc. is a company that makes the world’s first virtual reality headset with eye-tracking.

(Image courtesy FOVE, Inc.)

(Image courtesy FOVE, Inc.)

The eye-tracking feature seems to take this headset a bit farther along than where the Oculus Rift is today.

By tracking gaze position in real time it is possible to interact with and control objects on the screen in new ways,” the company said.

An example of the technology in use is illustrated in the video below:

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.