Vizard VR Software and StarVR One Headset for Researchers
February 23, 2021
Andy Beall, WorldViz Chief Scientist
By adding support for the StarVR One ultra-wide field-of-view VR headset to its VR software toolkit Vizard, WorldViz provides a powerful out-of-the-box solution for researchers looking to conduct VR research under near-natural conditions with integrated eye-tracking.
We are pleased to announce the WorldViz Vizard VR software platform now supports the new StarVR One headset with its ultra wide angle viewing and built-in eye tracking technology.
StarVR One headset users can now leverage the R&D focused analysis capabilities of Vizard 7, which have empowered thousands of academic and commercial research labs for over 20 years.
The StarVR One headset boasts an ultra-widefield-of-view, with a coverage of natural human vision, and 16 million sub-pixels at a refresh rate of 90 frames per second, Lighthouse motion tracking and hand controllers, seamlessly integrated Tobii eye-tracking, and built-in IPD adjustment.
“We, at StarVR, are very excited that WorldViz VR software platform Vizard 7 now allows researchers to instantly create scientific experiments using the StarVR One headset, where you are able to not only analyse eye-tracking data with WorldViz VR Eye-Tracking Analytics Lab software but also conduct the experiment with StarVR One’s ultra-wide field of view, with a coverage of natural human vision, where the user behaviour and research result would be more genuine.” Jane Hsu, StarVR Global Marketing Head
“Together, StarVR and WorldViz put a unique research solution at the fingertips of academics who want to immerse subjects in as realistic as possible virtual scenarios. With a 210-degree horizontal and 130-degree vertical field-of-view, this headset opens new avenues for studying human behavior under real-world conditions, while the integrated Tobii eye-tracking technology along with our Eye-Tracking Analytics Lab software delivers a powerhouse of scientific-grade data analysis capabilities.” Andy Beall, WorldViz Chief Scientist and Co-Founder
The Vizard 7 VR platform gives low-level access and control to researchers who need exact measurements of eye tracking data. Vizard also provides powerful add-ons for analytics, and adds Python language extendability.
With Vizard 7, it's easy to integrate with many display types, motion trackers, biofeedback sensors, and input devices.
WorldViz Vizard 7 with the StarVR One headset is ideally suited for:
Psychological and behavioral research
Training and performance analysis
Marketing studies and analytics
Out-of-the box capabilities include:
Record and playback eye tracking behavior for "after action review" including 3D path review
Extensive data analytics
User performance triggered feedback loops with eye or physiological sensor data
Precise timing experimental control and device synchronization
Extended support for multi-user environments
360 videos and 3D files from a wide array of sources as customizable stimuli
Recording of gaze direction data, pupil size, fixation timings, and other low level parameters