Google’s Standalone Headset to Feature Eye Tracking and Additional Sensors

October 27, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was earlier reported that Google’s standalone headset will have AR interests placed atop VR. The picture is getting clearer now as new reports suggest that the standalone headset will be hosting additional sensors to get users closer to the real world around them.

According to the reports, Google will have additional sensors placed to map out the real-world space around them inside the headset, and it will be aided by additional algorithm powered by the developers. Besides, the standalone headset will also make use of eye-tracking capabilities to deploy advanced features that are absent in its rival devices.

That’s more like an augmented reality like it was said before, bringing in real-world objects in front of the user eyes to get it augmented for various purposes.  This will differentiate the headset completely from Google’s Daydream platform, which forms the base of standards for smartphone virtual reality.


Apart from this, it’s also reported that the chips for aiding the eye-tracking feature in Google’s standalone headset will be provided by Movidius, an Intel-acquired company that has been specialized on works with artificial intelligence.

Google’s desire for a standalone VR headset initially emerged during summer this year, which followed the early-year reports that the company is setting up a new path for VR developments. It was later revealed that the headset would be vamping up AR prowess instead of VR. The device will also completely shun the use of any external device like smartphone or PC.

While Daydream and Google’s headset stands at two different poles in terms of functioning, the two will still be reverberated together by Alphabet to carry forward with its VR and AR ambitions.

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