Over the past few years EyeSight has been establishing a name for itself by bringing gesture control to a series of computing platforms, from mobile devices to smart eyeglasses. Today’s announcement brings the company’s technology to the format where it arguably makes the most sense: virtual reality.
The company isn’t letting out much info on the project. I reached out to a spokesperson who told me that due to the proprietary nature of the technology, EyeSight won’t disclose specifics. What we do know, however, is that the new VR offering is a software solution that utilizes existing smartphone cameras to bring motion control to phone-based virtual reality systems along the lines of Google Cardboard.
The offering does so without the need for any additional hardware, utilizing the phone’s CMOS sensors. The Israeli startup has detailed some simple functionality in a YouTube video: