It has been revealed this week that I tracking development company SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) are currently working in collaboration with valve to add their technology to the OpenVR platform.
HTC Vive virtual reality headsets equipped with eye tracking technology are currently being showcased at GDC 2017 which will run until March 3rd and is currently taking place in the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.
The upgraded HTC Vive headsets are available to see at the Valve booth and are equipped with SMI technology which is also being created for the Oculus DK2, Gear VR and HTC Vive HMDs.
Eye tracking technology must be conquered to enable virtual reality to make the jump to the next level of visual quality and performance requirements for virtual reality rendering increase X potentially with display resolution and field of view, explains the Road to VR website. So I tracking is essential for the future of virtual reality.
As soon as more demonstrations are available of the new eye tracking technology the virtual reality we will keep you up-to-date as always. But for now if you are local to San Francisco make your way over to the Moscone Centre to see a demonstration.
Source: Road To VR