Attractions industry news

10 Jan 2018

VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye at CES

A new technology utilising eye tracking and brain sensors has been named most innovative virtual reality product at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Embedded with EEG sensors and eye-tracking cameras, LooxidVR allows time-synchronised acquisition of eye and brain data concurrent with VR contents and provides an expandable user and application interface.

The technology could be applicable to various VR sectors, helping to better understand users' emotional statuses, including stress levels, preferences and engagement.

Virtual reality has advanced significantly since entering the mainstream. Companies such as Anvio VR, Zero Latency and The Void have taken the concept of free roam VR to the next level, while the technology has also been applied to moving objects such as rollercoasters.

Pushing the limits of the medium, tech startups such as Neurable have created an entirely brain-controlled VR system, while Cornell University’s Organic Robotics Lab has created a new method of delivering haptic responses within VR.

"It’s really encouraging to see our technology and potential recognised globally," said Yongwook Chae, Looxid Labs CEO. "Stay tuned for our future developments, including a comprehensive VR user analytics solution based on eye and brain interface.”

Taking place between 9 and 12 January, CES acts as a global stage for next-generation innovations, with the Las Vegas event welcoming more than 3,900 exhibiting companies each year, each unveiling technologies, products and services for multiple sectors.

<< Back

News powered by attractionsmanagement.com

Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed. [more...]

Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium. [more...]

Isle of Wight takes families on a bear hunt with new tourism campaign

The Isle of Wight’s tourism body is teaming up with the filmmakers behind a remake of classic children’s book We’re Going On a Bear Hunt to bring the story to life for its latest marketing campaign. [more...]

Michael Ellis to oversee arts, heritage and tourism in new DCMS role

Former House of Commons deputy leader Michael Ellis has been named parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism. [more...]

New tourism minister to be announced as John Glen named City minister

Tourism minister John Glen is the latest mover in British prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, after taking over as City minister. [more...]

City of Bath plans tourist levy to support heritage, arts and culture

Councillors in Bath are looking to cash in on the 5.8 million tourists that visit the historic city each year, with plans to introduce a bed tax that could raise millions of pounds for the British UNESCO World Heritage Site. [more...]

In brief:

Stadium for Bath appoints Grimshaw as lead architect @bathrugby @GrimshawArch @StadiumforBath #StadiumforBath # [more...]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park set to become one of the UK's largest zoos after gaining approval for £50m expansion @YorkshireWP [more...]
VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye @CES #CES2018 [more...]
York's National Railway Museum finalising £50m development masterplan @railwaymuseum [more...]
Fire meets wood as @altontowers unveils £16m Wicker Man coaster @GreatCoasters [more...]
Ireland uses the Force to grow tourism as Star Wars campaign gets interstellar launch @TourismIreland #TheLastJedi [more...]
Thirteen monkeys killed in Woburn Safari Park fire [more...]
King Richard III car park gets heritage status from Historic England @HistoricEngland [more...]
Attractions kickoff: 2018's biggest openings #NewYear [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back