CNET también está disponible en español. Eye tracking and full-room motion sensing: Qualcomm’s dev kit reference design for standalone VR could be a peek at where 2019 heads.

Giving Qualcomm’s next-gen VR dev kit a spin at GDC. I’m standing in front of a mirror, looking at an avatar of a woman that isn’t me.

“Blink,” I’m told. But it’s not working for me.

One eye is permanently shut. Qualcomm makes the Snapdragon processors in most smartphones, but it’s also working hard to make the processors in most future VR and AR headsets.

The company’s previous reference designs for standalone VR headsets were followed by the HTC Vive Focus (a China-only headset), and the upcoming standalone Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream and Oculus Go, all with Qualcomm processors (Snapdragon 835 for Vive Focus and Mirage Solo, and the older Snapdragon 820 for Oculus Go). This year, Qualcomm’s newly announced VR dev kit using the latest Snapdragon 845 processor, announced at the Game Developers Conference, is all about eye tracking, full-room motion tracking and adding better graphics and battery life. Read more from…

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