Some of our readers might remember the new CastAR virtual reality headset which featured a new this month, which has been created by the development team made up of ex-Valve employees.
The new CastAR virtual reality headset has been specifically created to bridge the physical world with the virtual reality world using 3D holographic like projections in augmented reality, to provide gamers and virtual reality enthusiasts immersive environments to enjoy.
This week the development team behind CastAR have published an article explaining how their new virtual reality system competes with the likes of the Oculus Rift and others. Jeri Ellsworth explained to the Eurogamer website during a Skype interview:
“We can do everything Oculus can do and more,”-“We have the projected AR system where you can project out to a retro-reflective screen that you roll out on the table or on your wall in different configuration, which is by far the most comfortable way to do any AR or VR experience because your eyes are focusing on a nice comfortable distance and it’s immune to all of the issues of nausea and headaches due to displays,”
“Motion sickness is a very complicated mechanism and not the same for all. We did a lot of research into this at the previous place I worked and it mostly comes down to conflicts between the inner ear and what is being presented to the user,” she explains. “Very high percentages of users – almost 100 per cent – reported sickness, feeling dizzy and/or headaches if they were cut off from the real world and present motion in the graphics that does not match the inner ear. We found with CastAR that almost no users complain [of] these issues, because we have a very accurate head tracker that allows us to generate one to one graphics (you move 10 centimeters the graphics is adjusted to look 10 centimeters offset) and the user can see the real world at anytime or during use.”
The CastAR project is currently over on the Kickstarter website and has already past its goal of $400,000 raising $671,000 with still 14 days of pledging left to go. So if you think CastAR is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help CastAR become a reality.
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