HTC has presented a very interesting product, Vive Pro is able to translate lip movements into animations through VR.
HTC Vive has presented two tracking modules for its Virtual Reality headsets, especially highlighting Vive Facial Tracker which, as its name suggests, tracks the movements of the face itself.
HTC Vive Pro will be able to read lip movements
In this regard, it makes use of two cameras and an infrared lighting system. “VIVE Facial Tracker seamlessly tracks 38 facial movements across the lips, jaw, teeth, tongue, chin, and cheeks allowing you to be your most expressive self, whether socializing virtually or in performance capture,” the company states.
A new era in the VR
Mind you, unfortunately, compatibility is limited to professional-level Vive Pro headsets, leaving aside consumer-oriented models. But among the compatible headsets, there is the Vive Pro Eye which is a variant of the Vive Pro that features built-in eye-tracking.
In addition to the Vive Facial Tracker also the new generation of VIVE Tracker is on the way with 75% longer battery life. This tracker can also be integrated into custom controllers or be attached to different parts of the human body via straps.
Obviously, as we have already indicated, we are heading towards increasingly realistic virtual reality experiences. There are those who predict that in the future, videoconferencing sessions could be replaced by virtual encounters, as in the case of Microsoft Mesh, supported with Mixed Reality technologies.