PrioVR – Full-Body Immersion to Interact Naturally with Virtual Worlds

Okay, okay, we know! Sure the PrioVR project is only at the Kickstarter stage, but this exactly the kind of thing that gets our juices flowing here at QTOOTH. What is it exactly?It is inertial sensing technology, which basically means that you can control virtual 3D realities, like a video game, with movements of the body.

Well, so far it is actually just a Developer’s Kit so that inventors and others of the creative persuasion can get in on the technology that they are offering. But take a look at this video to see what it promises to deliver:

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Yost Engineering, the company behind this technology, claims that their system offers several advantages over optical systems such as the Microsoft Kinect. Because the use high-performance inertial sensors along with a centralized, wearable wireless hub architecture, the PrioVR will provide 360 degrees of fast, real-time motion capture without the need for cameras, optics, line-of-sight, or special environments. In fact, the PrioVR should perform at an 8x or better improvement over optical systems such as the Kinect. The system will be wireless, allow multiple simultaneous users, and will work anywhere – indoors or out. Additionally, the system will exhibit performance characteristics comparable to high-end inertial motion capture systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars, but at a cost that makes VR and motion capture affordable for everyone.

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There is so much happening in wearable tech and¬†wireless human-electronics/computer controllers that it is hard for anyone to keep up on who is doing what, never mind make a determination about which is really the best for which application. So, if you see a system out there that intrigues you like the Yost PrioVR that you think we should know about, please hit us up in the comment section or through your channel of choice. We don’t want to miss out on anything and would love to keep our readers in the loop, too!