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

UK government to appoint heritage disability champion

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is recruiting a new dedicated countryside and heritage disability champion who will focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK. [more...]

Multi-million-pound visitor centre opens doors at the home of Robin Hood

The Sherwood Forst Visitor Centre in Nottinghamshire, UK, has opened its doors officially following a £5m (US$6.4m, €5.6m) construction project. [more...]

Plans submitted to transform former Aberdeen artillery placement in into dolphin watch site

A proposal has been put forward to build a new £10m (US$12.7m, €11.2m) visitor centre overlooking the harbour in Aberdeen, Scotland, with the new attraction dedicated to watching wild dolphins. [more...]

Government calls on tourism industry to show 'renewed commitment' in order to secure sector deal

The government has signalled its intention to agree on an Industrial Strategy for the UK tourism industry – as long as the sector delivers on four key requirements. [more...]

Google collaborates with Netherlands’ Mauritshuis to create virtual museum dedicated to artist Johannes Vermeer

The complete works of 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer – a collection of 36 paintings spread throughout 18 collections in Europe and the US – can now be viewed in one place thanks to a new initiative between The Hague's Mauritshuis gallery, and Google Arts and Culture. [more...]

Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director

Sir Roy Strong, the former director of London's V&A Museum, has said that national galleries and museums across Britain should introduce lower entrance fees across the board and with greater concessions for younger visitors. [more...]

In brief:

War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London @dotdotdot_UK [more...]
Lottery funded UK attractions offer free entry for Christmas @heritagelottery [more...]
New £16m arts and heritage centre planned for Oldham @OldhamCouncil [more...]
Arts Council study shows Britain's commitment to sustainability as culture organisations reduce carbon footprint by 35 per cent over five years @ace_national [more...]
Lady Cobham CBE has called for increased focus on work-based training opportunities, in order to face the challenges presented by a rapidly changing business environments [more...]
Exclusive: Joanna Lumley aims to open up a 'world of stories' as patron of Peter Pan literary attraction in Scotland @PPMBT [more...]
Dudley Zoo plans £6m expansion, utilising war-time network of tunnels @dudleyzoo [more...]
Holovis targets cinema market with launch of new company @HolovisInt @HeatherBlair64 @CinemaExtended [more...]
Grimshaw Architects offer first look at the newest Eden Project @GrimshawArc [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back