How to get your own personal Holodeck, courtesy of gaming goddess Jeri Ellsworth
How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? These nerds have made a sort of Oculus Rift/Google Glass hybrid that promises to bring an immersive, Holodeck-like virtual reality straight to your face. Utilizing a technology we call Projected Reality, castAR creates hologram-like images unique to each user.
Brought to you by Technical Illusions, the castAR system “combines the best elements of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality into one lightweight package! Utilizing a technology we call “Projected Reality,” castAR creates hologram-like images unique to each user. Simply attach our “VR clip-on” and the glasses transform into fully immersive Virtual Reality experience.”
The whole castAR system will set you back $345 for a pre-order that includes the glasses, a magic wand, and a 1 square-meter projection surface. Units should start shipping in September, the company says.
Follow the link below to check out a video buy the developers of the system. I remember seeing this on Kickstarter but decided not to back it at the time, mostly due to the concern that there would be limited applications I could use on it. As it now looks as though it might drop in September, it definitely worth taking a closer look. If the retail units do their job well, the software development will hopefully follow.