Sydney, 7 September 2022: HTC VIVE introduces the VIVE Focus 3 Eye Tracker and VIVE Focus 3 Facial Tracker, enhancing the VIVE Focus 3 ecosystem and enabling the creation of more immersive and natural-looking professional VR experiences.

Improved eye and face tracking make VIVE Focus 3 more engaging for peers, enhancing virtual collaboration and human contact. It’s perfect for virtual events, training, chat groups, VIVE Sync remote meetings, animation and motion capture, and more.

In VR, express yourself

It’s simple to organically express your emotions and interpret intentions in real-time with the VIVE Focus 3 Facial Tracker. With the use of 38 blend shapes on the lips, jaw, cheeks, chin, teeth, and tongue, its mono-tracking camera perfectly records the mouth motions and realistic facial expressions of avatars.

Users may synchronise lips to voice with little to no delay. You can experience lifelike interactions in high fidelity with a 60Hz tracking rate and optimised runtime for facial tracking. The module connects to VIVE Focus 3 headsets using the included USB Type-C connector, simplifying the setup of the VIVE Focus 3 Facial Tracker.

Facial tracking opens up a wide range of advantages, including enhanced soft skills in training, teaching, and managing customer service. With the kit, users are able to monitor and enhance their emotional preparation, which contributes to improved real-life outcomes in applications such as human resources and the creative industries to education and healthcare.

Discover the advantages of eye tracking

By using the Eye Tracker, you will obtain insightful data and experience VR immersion at a deeper level. For example, realistic eye movements and blinks on virtual avatars, enable true-to-life virtual collaboration and strengthen interpersonal relationships in virtual reality through expressive, non-verbal interactions. In addition, businesses may have access to a more in-depth user behaviour study by monitoring and analysing eye movement, attention, and focus.

The dual camera system works collaboratively with the accompanying IR illuminators to record data on eye openness, pupil size and position, and gaze origin and direction. This means that you can see what users see with the VIVE Focus 3 Eye Tracker, which is ideal for training and teaching. This advantage helps you better understand intents and provide feedback. In order to learn more about performance and engagement and to enhance results, heat mapping and gaze tracking are used to measure time and pinpoint direction.

Apart from that, the VIVE Focus 3 Eye Tracker makes gaze control feasible, providing additional accessibility choices as well as new ways for individuals to engage with immersive content. Eye tracking is particularly beneficial for GPU workloads since foveated rendering prioritises the user’s actual attention zones.

For development engines, both the Eye Tracker and the Facial Tracker support Unity, Unreal Game Engine, and Native. With VIVE’s WaveSDK and forthcoming OpenXR compatibility, developing is simple. Using VIVE Business Streaming, the material can also be seamlessly streamed from a PC.

A robust VR professional environment

Since its debut, HTC VIVE has introduced five accessories, including the VIVE Wrist Tracker, multi-battery dock, and travel case, offering companies the functionality and flexibility to design their ideal VR setup.

The options for developers are expanded with hand-tracking, OpenXR, a comprehensive Wave SDK, a location-based software suite, and MDM support. Additionally, devices come with VIVE Business Warranty and Services, which covers a two-year business warranty as well as expedited return/replacement if necessary.

In the following days, customers may order the VIVE Focus 3 Facial Tracker and VIVE Focus 3 Eye Tracker for AU$199 (VIVE Focus 3 Facial Tracker) and AU$469 (VIVE Focus 3 Eye Tracker) respectively on