A number of companies involved in immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have filed patents in the past year that relate to new developments for the next generation of AR and VR headsets. The latest to be revealed is a Google patent to track facial expressions using eye-tracking cameras.
The patent is called ‘Classifying Facial Expressions Using Eye-Tracking Cameras’. It works by using machine learning algorithms, combined with eye-tracking sensors in order to analyse the expressions on users faces.
The patent goes on to describe how the system would allow users to interact