Unlike augmented reality which blends the real world and digital world together, virtual reality (VR) completely immerses the user into the digital word. This means that our controls need to be a lot more intuitive for users to use because with a VR headset on, they won’t be able to see what’s in front of them.
This is where other forms of technology such as eye-tracking also come in handy, where being able to track the user’s eyes will make it easier for them to look around, navigate the world, and so on. The good news is that if a VR headset with eye-tracking is something you might be interested in, HTC has announced that its HTC Vive Pro Eye has finally made its way to North America.
The company had shown off the headset earlier this year at CES 2019 and it looks like it is now available in North America where if you’re so inclined, you’ll be able to buy one for yourself for $1,599. We should note that this particular version of the HTC Vive seems to be more aimed towards enterprise users who might have greater need for eye-tracking than the average consumer.
This is because the tech is mostly intended for use in training and simulation kinds of applications, although we suppose there’s really no stopping customers who wish to buy it for themselves anyway.