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PrioVR gaming exoskeleton suit appears at CES 2014

Monday, 6th January 2014 10:40 GMT By Dave Cook

PrioVR, the gaming suit that failed to achieve its funding goal on Kickstarter, will make an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Developers YEI Technoloy will pair with Rift-makers Oculus to show what a body-mounted control experience might look like.

If you missed the PrioVR Kickstarter, and claims that it was eight times faster than Kinect, you can play catch-up through the link.

CNET reports that the PrioVR device allows for ‘half-body’ control, tracking a person’s head, elbows and wrists, along with gaming inputs in the player’s hands. It can be extended to a full-body device however.

Speaking with the site, YEI Technology’s chief of R&D Paul Yost said that the full-body suit, “allows you to drop on the ground, roll around, shoot under your leg, curl up into a fetal position. We have this collection of inertial sensors that combines with a software that ties all that together into this skeletal model. All that happens on the system itself, so there’s no computational load on the PC other than the communication.”

Here’s a demo of the PrioVR suit in action:

PrioVR is compatible with all major game engines and allows for API plug-ins, along with a pair of nunchuck controllers. It’s coined as a PC device initially, but YEI is looking to bring it to consoles down the line. Yost revealed that the full-body edition will cost $400, and the half-body edition will sell for approximately $270.

YEI will launch a new Kickstarter campaign with more insight and a goal of less than $100,000 on February 14.

What do you think?

Via NeoGAF.

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  1. Luciferous

    This, the virtuix omni and oculus rift combined and developed over then ext few years could lead to some truly amazing experiences, once we get true force feed back in to a suit so we can grip virtual objects and feel their weight and heft… hell stuff like this could lead to robotic puppets that can be used to work in dangerous locations, but provide an actual person complete access… Imagine a humanoid robot piloted by a person somewhere safe but with complete control which can enter places like Fukushima…

    #1 3 months ago
  2. jlewandowski93

    Why are we not finding this!

    #2 3 months ago
  3. jlewandowski93

    Funding*

    #3 3 months ago
  4. jberg

    as Howard answered I didn’t know that anybody able to get paid $9878 in a few weeks on the internet. why not try this out>>>>>Bay91.COM

    #4 3 months ago
  5. Panthro

    Naaah this is too much.

    #5 3 months ago
  6. OneLifeCycle

    Yeah right. I’m sometimes too lazy to even move my thumbs.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. TheWulf

    I think that this, VR, and treadmills are the future of gaming. I think we’re going to see them in a resurgence of arcade machines again, first, though with everything coming full circle. In other words, there’ll be specialist outlets where you can hire some time to play games on these, and eventually they’ll become cheap enough for day to day use in the home.

    I’m ready for it all, honestly. I’m always glad to see technological advancements and innovations.

    #7 3 months ago