Excited for KinesicMouse!

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slamajam
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Excited for KinesicMouse!

Post by slamajam »

Hello, excited to finally get my hands on a copy of KinesicMouse!

Just a couple of questions:

1.) I don't currently have an iPhone with Face ID. If I was shooting for optimal performance, which model which you recommend. The latest?

2.) I use Project IRIS on a daily basis, of course, with a Tobii eye tracker (4c and 5 across multiple machines). Does the infrared from the iPhone interfere and reduce the performance of the eye tracker and vice versa? And if so is there a positioning for the iPhone that you recommend to mitigate this?

Excited to finally have enough input navigate 3D space again with this!
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Re: Excited for KinesicMouse!

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Hello slamajam,

1.) From the reports I got from the beta tests, the performance of tracking is the same for all iPhone models featuring Apple FaceID. Even the iPhone X has the same performance as the iPhone 13. So if you plan on getting a dedicated iPhone for just using it as a tracking device, I would buy a used iPhone X with a True Depth camera! They are fairly cheap nowadays.

2.) I have tested the KinesicMouse LIVE together with the tobii ET5. There is no interference at all. I cannot tell for the 4c as I don't have the device any more.

I always recommend borrowing an iPhone with Face ID to try the KinesicMouse LIVE first, before making the investment. Maybe you have a friend or relative that owns such a model.

Best,
M
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Re: Excited for KinesicMouse!

Post by tetedetoile »

Hi,

I've bought an Iphone XR for the occasion. I am team Android :). The XR was the cheapest model I found with FaceID, renewed on Amazon.
It works perfectly fine. I've plugged it through USB to my computer to keep the battery up.

I also have an Eyex 4c and Iris (I'm waiting for the new version of Iris before buying the Eye Tracker 5) and I haven't noticed any interference. I've put the Iphone on a flexible mount (Amazon too) above the computer screen.

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Re: Excited for KinesicMouse!

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Just played with it with a friend's phone. Very impressed. IPhone ordered.
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Re: Excited for KinesicMouse!

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Sounds great, drop me an email if you need an extension of your trial time. Plz include the device id, that is displayed when you run out of demo days.

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