Apple is reported to be working on an advanced eye tracking feature that might surpass what the Meta Quest Pro boasts of, the website NextPit reported. A patent filing by the iPhone maker also sheds light on how it intends to implement the same on the future Apple Glasses as well as the Mixed Reality headset that the company is touted to come up with in 2023.
As is evident from the sketches that Patently Apple has leaked, there is going to be a pair of ‘bulky’ glasses that comes with a see-through display. The glasses again come integrated with a slew of cameras and other sensors. The glasses are also shown to be connected to a second device which can be an iPad or a Mac which serves as a secondary display as well as a network interface. The working principle is simple, the sensors and cameras capture virtual scenes which are then processed and recreated in the external display.
One area where this can have extensive application is in the gaming segment where just the user’s gaze can be enough for creating immersive content. Further, this can have a widespread application in the field of marketing as well where the system can be tuned to keep track of the user’s gaze and target the advertisement campaign based on what the user might be looking at. Then, experts opine the same technology can also be put to use in the medical field for diagnosing diseases.
Apple is already speculated to launch its first Mixed Reality headset sometime next year. It had earlier announced its AR and VR headset would be based on the xrOS platform.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.