Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the announcement that Tobii will be bringing their latest eye-tracking technology, Tobii Glasses 2, to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month. In addition however, the company will also be hosting the Tobii Arcade exhibit, set to feature stillalive studios’ virtual reality title, Son of Nor, playable with eye-tracking technology.
Since CES 2014 developers from all over the world have joined Tobii in creating content for upcoming consumer eye-tracking devices. Launching at CES Unveiled, Tobii Arcade will be the world’s first showcase of eye-tracking apps built with eye tracking in mind as a primary input. The following applications will be available for demo at CES:
· Tobii Game Analyzer – A tool for competitive gamers to gain completely new insights into the videogame: get stats about what is seen and processed during a videogame and find the keys to winning behaviour in a player’s style. Ships with SteelSeries Sentry.
· Tobii EyeX Interactions – A Windows add-on that enables eye-gaze as an additional input, creating a revolutionary experience with users able to wake the computer with a glance and “warp” the mouse to where they are looking.
· Son of Nor by stillalive studios – An action-adventure videogame with players fighting enemies by using magical abilities with their eyes: telekinesis, terraforming powers and spell casting. Experience how eye tracking gives you a “third hand” and makes it possible to multitask by controlling your character and aiming at your enemies at the same time. You can simultaneously run in one direction and aim in another.
· Overwolf Overlay – This application adds a rich layer of eye-tracking functionality to the Overwolf engine so gamers can gain insights, develop better strategies and increase the level of entertainment for their streaming audience.
“This is only a small portion of the games and apps that will soon be made available on Tobii Arcade. 2015 will also witness strong growth in eye-tracking content from the Tobii developer community, both from indie developers and globally recognised studios,” said Werner. “We will promote successful apps heavily, so we encourage developers to innovate and start creating – now – eye-tracking content that will soon impact consumers’ everyday lives.”
Tobii will be offering demos of the Tobii Glasses 2 and other technologies throughout CES 2015. VRFocus will be in attendance at the event, and will keep you updated with all the latest details on Tobii’s eye-tracking solution.