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.
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