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Google Acquires Eyefluence: An Eye-Tracking Company With Top VR/AR Features

Presently, Eyefluence calmly revealed on its website that it is actually acquired by Google. The organization has created a collection of technologies for tracking eye behavior for virtual reality and augmented reality purposes. eyefluence website

The business was started in 2013 by Jim Marggraff, a successive entrepreneur who formerly founded Livescribe, an intelligent pen company that was acquired by Anoto.

Up to now, the business has raised $21.6 million in 2 times. Their $7.6 million Series A grew up from Intel Capital, who was simply the only investor in that cycle. Their Series B, some $14 million closed-in November 2015, was directed by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, with involvement from NHN funding, Dolby Family Ventures, and Jazz Venture business partners. Terms of the acquisition haven’t been exposed.

Eyeluence founders Jim Marggraff
Eyeluence founders Jim Marggraff (Left) and David Stiehr (Right)

Google Acquires Eyefluence

As mentioned in the official statement on the Eyefluence blog revealing the acquisition:

Today, we are excited to announce that the Eyefluence team is joining Google!  With our forces combined, we will continue to advance eye-interaction technology to expand human potential and empathy on an even larger scale.  We look forward to the life-changing innovations we’ll create together…Over the last three and a half years we have built an incredible team, advanced our eye-interaction technology, and created strong partnerships that have lead to the development of a completely new language for eye-interaction.

Google will apparently be publishing its Daydream View VR headset within the next 2-3 weeks. This can be a mobile system, running on a users smartphone. But the tech giant was already indicated potentially they are seeking to one day launch a stand alone headset that includes eye-tracking. It this time appears we understand where that technology will likely be received from.

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