Oculus acquires eyetracking startup The Eye Tribe
by
Raymond Bakker
Thursday December 29th 2016 - 12:06 GMT
Oculus acquires eyetracking startup The Eye Tribe
by
Raymond Bakker
Thursday 29 December 2016 - 12:06 GMT

Oculus has confirmed that it has acquired the Danish eyetracking startup The Eye Tribe. The company focused on the development of eyetracking software.


The Eye Tribe consists of 16 developers who worked on software that tracks eye movement to control computers and other hardware. Both Oculus and The Eye Tribe did not disclose further details.
Oculus will most likely use the technology to enhance the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The new technology may be able to allow users to interact with ingame user interfaces by simply moving their eyes.

Oculus also did not disclose how many of the 16 developers from The Eye Tribe will transfer to the Oculus development team.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia, covering the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality, IT news and legal news. He has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

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