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Human connection in a virtual world: FOVE reads subtle eye movements for more precise control in VR at an affordable price.
Human connection in a virtual world: FOVE reads subtle eye movements for more precise control in VR. Missed the FOVE campaign? Head over to GetFOVE.com to get yours! Thanks to all of our Kickstarter backers for making our vision happen!
Human connection in a virtual world: FOVE reads subtle eye movements for more precise control in VR. Missed the FOVE campaign? Head over to GetFOVE.com to get yours! Thanks to all of our Kickstarter backers for making our vision happen!
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FOVE: The World's First Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset

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UPDATE 7/02: We have added Lighthouse integration (the Lighthouse sensor is now integrated into the FOVE headset!), but note that Valve's Lighthouse Base Station and any additional controllers are NOT included with FOVE Pre-Orders and will be sold separately.

UPDATE 6/16: You want Lighthouse! We want Lighthouse! We’ve already begun speaking with Valve to explore the possibilities. Today, we’d like to announce our most exciting stretch goal yet. At $700k raised, we'll pursue support of Lighthouse, the most accurate VR positional tracking system on the market, and bring native support for OpenVR.

 UPDATE 6/9: What about an upgrade package for eye tracking and retrofitting your current VR headset? This can get quite expensive - With FOVE, there's no need to pay $15,000 or ship it to a manufacturer to retrofit. We've taken care of every detail and have designed FOVE from the inside out for an incredibly seamless experience. Get yours now >

UPDATE 6/5: Whoa. We're at $400,000 raised and 160% funded! THANK YOU! We’re happy to announce our first stretch goal: a full FOVE eye tracking minigame at $500,000 raised.

UPDATE 5/24: What would you develop for FOVE? See what we've done so far to bring eye tracking to virtual reality:

 UPDATE 5/22: We hit our goal! THANK YOU! Now let's show the world just how powerful virtual reality could be in a very human way. The dream is alive, but our work is far from done.

Immerse Yourself in Worlds that React to Your Eyes and Emotions. Experience Precision Control in Virtual Reality.

Built-in cutting-edge eye tracking technology, plus wide field of view, high resolution display, and head tracking, all in one affordable HMD. 

Adaptable to current virtual reality applications from Unity, Unreal Engine, and Cryengine. Make incredible games from day one.

Auto-target with a glance and initiate contextual interactions.
Auto-target with a glance and initiate contextual interactions.
Characters react when you make eye contact. Much more can be conveyed in a glance than ever possible before. See characters behave and react differently while they are being watched.
Characters react when you make eye contact. Much more can be conveyed in a glance than ever possible before. See characters behave and react differently while they are being watched.
FOVE tracks a user's gaze and calculates where in 3D space a user is looking. This enables the graphics engine to adjust focus and allocate rendering resources accordingly.
FOVE tracks a user's gaze and calculates where in 3D space a user is looking. This enables the graphics engine to adjust focus and allocate rendering resources accordingly.
Til your head and reduce simulation sickness by minimizing the need for unnatural head movements.
Til your head and reduce simulation sickness by minimizing the need for unnatural head movements.

A VR Headset Worth Talking About

 "Make eye contact with characters in games or aim weapons much more quickly than with a mouse or keyboard.” - TechCrunch

“Eye-tracking actually stands to add a lot to the VR experience in both performance and functionality—it could represent a major competitive advantage.” - Road to VR

“Not only does [foveated rendering] mimic human vision in the real world by blurring the areas that the user isn't looking at directly, but it also allows computing resources responsible for rendering a scene to be allocated more efficiently.” - Gizmag

Cutting-Edge Design and Technology at an Affordable Price.

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Eye Play the Piano is a collaborative project between the University of Tsukuba’s Special Needs Education School for the Physically Challenged and FOVE. FOVE recognizes eye movement and blinks to trigger the selected chord, which is then conveyed to the piano.

Demonstrating SDK
Demonstrating SDK
Working with head tracking
Working with head tracking
Typing at a glance
Typing at a glance
                       
                                             
FOVE's Eye Tracking Sensors
FOVE's Eye Tracking Sensors

How FOVE Works: Eye Tracking

FOVE enables eye-tracking by incorporating custom small form-factor infrared sensors inside the headset. These sensors bounce light off the retina to register how the eyes are angled. Our unique algorithms can calculate the parallax between the eyes to track and measure depth-of-field focus.

View our Demo at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014

Video courtesy: TechCrunch

View an interview for an in-depth look into our technology

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Supported by:

  • Microsoft Ventures Accelerator London (July 2014)
  • Rothenberg Ventures River VR Accelerator (February 2015)
Lochlainn Wilson and Yuka Kojima, Co-Founders
Lochlainn Wilson and Yuka Kojima, Co-Founders

Founders

Our team combines experts in gaming, virtual reality, and top hardware technologies. Together, we dream to bring true expressive power to the virtual world.

Yuka Kojima
Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder  
As a game producer at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, Yuka was the team leader in the creation of games for the Playstation 3, PSP, Playstation Vita, and the Move. She believes that the future of storytelling is in game interactivity, and advocates making the best use of the eye-tracking and facial recognition technology. FOVE is the first product that brings her vision and deep expertise to the world.

Lochlainn Wilson
Chief Technology Officer / Co-Founder  

Lochlainn is an expert in facial recognition technology, who has top-notch skills in image processing and mathematical solutions. Before FOVE, he worked at an Australian startup to develop algorithms for facial recognition software used by surveillance cameras at major airports. A natural tinkerer who taught himself rapid prototyping, FOVE combines his passions for eye-tracking algorithms and hardware design into one seamless package.

Showing the inner workings of FOVE
Showing the inner workings of FOVE
Early Eye Tracking Proof of Concept
Early Eye Tracking Proof of Concept
Early Prototypes of FOVE
Early Prototypes of FOVE
Black edition
Black edition

We Need Your Help, Kickstarter

We believe our technology is inspiring, and we want to inspire more to join us. We are looking to build a community of developers to create interesting applications and uses for FOVE, and we hope to share and learn more from each of you in turn.

BELOW FOR JAPANESE SPEAKERS:


FOVE: 世界初視線追跡型バーチャルリアリティヘッドセット

FOVEはかすかな眼球の動きをとらえ、これまでにないゲームコントロールを実現するシステムを、無理のない価格でご提供します。

広々とした視界、高解像度ディスプレイ、アイトラッキング、そしてヘッドトラッキング。この全てが現在のバーチャルリアリティアプリに対応可能。これまでにない感情を揺さぶるバーチャル体験をあなたに。

最新のデザインとテクノロジーを、手頃な価格で。

FOVEはキックスターターの支援を必要としています。 

私たちはこのテクノロジーが可能性に満ちたものであると確信しており、そしてたくさんの方に参画して頂くことで、よりよいものにできると考えています。なるべく多くの情報を皆様に共有し、逆にそこから学ぶことで、共に新しいアプリケーションや利用法の模索をしていければと思います。一人でも多くの方がFOVEのデベロッパーコミュニティに参加して頂けることをチーム一同お待ちしております。

Risks and challenges

The complexity of manufacturing a product at this caliber takes great effort and precision. FOVE began from the University of Tokyo’s academic collaboration facility in Tokyo, Japan, and development is being carried out at one of Japan’s top hardware laboratories.
We are committed to incorporating the latest VR technology, with cooperation from Asian hardware manufacturers such as Toshiba and Samsung.

Delays can occur at any stage in the process: from sourcing components to factory test runs, and manufacturing runs. Even shipping FOVE to your doorstep in one piece will take great care and thought.

Keep in mind that we are targeting to start shipping in early 2016: We can expect that not everyone, even entire countries, will not receive FOVE at the exact same time. We'll ask for your patience and offer all the support we can.

We want to commit to the Spring 2016 timeline because we are confident that we've found trustworthy manufacturers in Japan and have worked with them to create working models that are sleek, reliable, and safe to use.

We will be in communication with you every step of the way and alert you to any unexpected challenges. We'll even give you behind-the-scenes looks at what it's like to bring this technology to life. You'll be more than glad you became a part of this.

Sincerely,
The FOVE Team

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