Looxid Labs specialists have developed a system for tracking user emotions in virtual reality - LooxidVR. The novelty was brought to the exhibition CES 2018, and the development kit will be available in the very near future.
How it works?
LooxidVR is similar to a normal VR helmet, but there are several important differences. First, six sensors are installed on the inside of the device. They cling to the forehead and fix the electromagnetic signals of the brain. Under the lenses there are also cameras for tracking eye movements. The software analyzes the data on the person's reaction and determines what caused the most vivid emotions.
The gadget has more in common with the Samsung Gear VR, since instead of the built-in display, an Android smartphone is used. LooxidVR is aimed at researchers and creators of VR-content, who want to "dig into the brain" of users. It would be interesting to see games for virtual reality with control of the power of thought, but Looxid has no such plans yet.
How much is?
The LooxidVR price will be announced later, and for now the company promises a 20% discount on pre-order (will open on February 1, 2018). Previously, the project was included in the HTC-based start-accelerator Vive X.
Sources: Engadget , Looxid Labs