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Eye-Tracking Companies Set Sights on VR

When William Torch, a neurologist in Reno, Nevada, founded Eye-Com in 1998 with $15 million in government grants, he hoped to help people with disabilities control technology without their hands.

Eye-Com no longer exists, but almost 20 years later, Mr. Torch’s technology may have found its market: virtual reality. Eye-Com’s intellectual property was scooped up by venture-backed startup Eyefluence, which wants to incorporate the technology into virtual and augmented reality headsets.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of Moritz Kassner, co-founder of Pupil Labs. 

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