Launched just hours ago on Kickstarter, the castAR virtual reality headset has already received over $300k and will reach its goal of $400k very soon. It was developed by Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson. Below, Jeri tells the story of the making of the castAR.
The castAR system was developed by Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson over the last 18months. It allows multiple users to see holographic like images projected from each users glasses, which appear to be locked to the environment. High speed and accurate head tracking allows the computer to render graphics from the correct perspective for each viewer.
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