|New Products & Service||Simulation|
Cooperation between UC-win/Road and a head mounted display "FOVE 0".
|FOVE plug-in allows the linkage between UC-win/Road and FOVE, one of Head
Mounted Displays (HMD).
|In addition to virtual reality function, HMD FOVE has a "eye tracking
function" that other HMD devices don't have (Fig.2). This eye tracking
function displays where a wearer is looking in a virtual space. Infrared
sensors attached around lenses capture eye motions. Please refer to the
website of FOVE, Inc. for more details.
|What we can do with FOVE plug-in|
|Same as Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE already supported in UC-win/Road, FOVE
plug-in allows users to experience a virtual reality. Moreover, functions
to display a cross mark at the position of object that a wearer is seeing
and to export it in CSV format are available to utilize the FOVE-specific
eye tracking function. Since it is the log export plug-in that exports
this data, driving operation, vehicle status, position of wearer can also
be exported concurrently (Fig.3). By using this data, for example, we can
investigate what advertisement people see during walking in city and compare
where beginners and veteran drivers see (and pay attention) during driving.
|Future of FOVE plug-in|
|Now, FOVE plug-in only exports object position data. In the future, for example, we want to improve the function to export name and type of objects. In addition, it is also under consideration that the plug-in cooperating with the replay plug-in reproduce what wearer experience in addition to exporting just characters log.
The characteristics of FOVE are HMD + eye tracking at reasonable cost. We really would like you to experience these features with UC-win/Road.
|(Up&Coming '19 New Year issue)|