Well, it seems like every VR headset maker have their sight set on the enterprise sector. HTC Vive is no different. The handset maker has just announced the launch of its HTC VIVE Pro Eye VR Headset for companies in North America. Building on the design of Vive Pro, the Vive Pro Eye VR boasts features catering to the needs of professional users, including the latest in eye-tracking technology (hence, the ‘eye’ in the product name). Key features include:
• Precision Eye Tracking: Create more expressive avatars for immersive virtual interactions in meeting and collaboration tools.
• Dynamic Training Environments: Simulate real-life scenarios and provide users with intelligent performance feedback.
• Deeper Data Analysis: Capture real-time user feedback through heat-mapping and gaze tracking to gain insight into user behavior and decision processes.
• Intuitive User Experiences: Enable gaze-orientated menu navigation to remove the need for controllers and boost convenience of use in environments such as VR arcades or location-based entertainment.
• Increased Efficiency and Quality: Experience the benefits of foveated rendering to focus GPU power on exactly where the user is looking to increase computing efficiency and image quality.
Furthermore, HTC VIVE Pro Eye VR Headset also leverages on SteamVR 2.0 tracking technology to offer flexible demo spaces that range from seated experiences to full 10 x 10 meters (33 by 33 feet) room-scale for multi-user environment, delivered through dual-OLED 3.5-inch displays with a combined resolution of 2,880 x 1,600 pixels (1,440 by 1,600 pixels per eye) and 110 degrees FoV. The latest VR headset from HTC also touts improved headphone design, except for it is Hi-Res certified and sports enhanced headphone ergonomics.
HTC VIVE Pro Eye VR Headset was used by Major League Baseball (MLB) for its MLB Home Run Derby VR experience earlier this year. Other details include. Dual integrated microphones, Bluetooth technology, eye relief with lens distance adjustment, adjustable IPD, adjustable headphones, adjustable head strap, HTC SRanipal SDK interface, support for both Unity and Unreal engine, and a bunch of sensors (SteamVR Tracking, G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity, IPD sensor).
HTC VIVE Pro Eye VR Headset is available now in North America starting at $1,599.