Virtual reality headsets are not a new concept to us. We’ve seen the likes of Oculus VR, Gear VR, the HTC RE Vive and several others making their way into the market of late and there’s a new entrant on Kickstarter now, called the Fove.
Unlike the Gear VR or the Re Vive though, the Fove has a display unit of its own. The makers are expecting to get a developer edition model to the market by May 2016. Early bird customers can get the Fove for as little as $349, while the price will be increased to $399 if you get it at a later date.
The Fove is quite similar to other wearables that we see around us, so you won’t see any differences from the outside. Inside, it packs a 5.8 inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The device also has eye tracking sensors attached which can give you an accuracy down to 0.2 of a degree.
While wearables like this are by and large used for FPS games, the makers of Fove tried out a project enabling physically disabled children in a Japanese school to play the piano by just looking at the notes on the screen. This was achieved thanks to the eye tracking technology on the wearable.