PrioVR is a real-time motion capture system for virtual reality.
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Developer
YEI Technology
Type
 Skeletal tracking
Technique
 Inertial sensors
Frequency

Precision
0.085° [1]
Accuracy
±1° average [2]
Latency
7.5ms [3]
Range
30-40m
Autonomy
8-10 hours
Release date
No ETA [4]
Previously Spring 2015 [5]
Previously Q1 2015 [6]
Previously Q4 2014 [7]
Previously "a little later this year" [8]
Initially June 2014
Funded
March 31, 2014
October 18, 2013 (unsuccessful)
 Price
 YEI 3-Space micro USB sensor : $100
PrioVR Lite (8 tracking nodes) : $279 [9]
PrioVR Core (12 tracking nodes) : $349
PrioVR Pro (17 tracking nodes) : $399

History

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yeitechnology/priovr-suit-up-game-on/posts/859068

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yeitechnology/priovr-suit-up-game-on/posts/981797

Description


Hardware

  • array of high-performance inertial sensors
  • centralized, wearable wireless hub architecture,

Models

PrioVR LZ :
  • 7 sensor nodes
  • 1 wearable wired-only hub
  • 1 internal sensor node (in the hub)
  • all the necessary straps.

PrioVR LITE :
  • 11 sensor nodes
  • 1 input node
  • 1 wearable wireless hub
  • 1 wireless base station
  • all the necessary straps

PrioVR PRO :
  • 17 sensor nodes
  • 2 input nodes
  • 1 wearable wireless hub
  • 1 wireless base station
  • all the necessary straps.

Features

  • real-time motion capture
  • low-latency (8x or better improvement over optical systems like Kinect)
  • 360 degrees capture without line-of-sight requirements
  • multiple simultaneous users
  • can be used indoors or outdoor

Software

Out-of-the-box support for a refactored version of their Mocap Studio application :
  • recording and exporting of motion-capture sequences

Planning drop-in-support with open-source example code for :

Planning several complete working games with source code

Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q72iErtvhNc


In the media


Articles

http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/09/03/priovr-virtual-reality-motion-capture-kickstarter-450-7779
http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/09/10/yei-technology-priovr-price-drop-earlier-delivery-7844
http://www.dvice.com/2013-9-4/get-game-priovr-full-body-vr-suit
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/09/03/priovr-is-a-full-body-vr-kit-for-oculus-rift
http://www.roadtovr.com/priovr-lz-vr-motion-tracking-kickstarter/

Reviews

http://www.roadtovr.com/priovr-prototype-vr-motion-tracking-video-3-space-hands-on/
http://doc-ok.org/?p=1003
http://renderingpipeline.com/2014/08/a-quick-test-of-the-priovr/

Interviews

http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/09/04/priovr-interview-paul-yoast-yei-technology-7798
http://www.roadtovr.com/priovr-vr-motion-tracking-interview-paul-yost-video/
http://www.roadtovr.com/ces-2014-priovr-virtual-reality-motion-input-suit-interview-hands/

Relevant forum threads

https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4068
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1m36yj/kickstarter_priovr_lite_and_pro_price_lowered/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1m9s87/priovr_collection_of_info_quotes/
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18582
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6392

https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6468
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/26tap4/priovr_shipping_delayed/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2g4zqz/priovr_release_pushed_back_until_early_2015/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2tfsxv/priovr_update_and_live_stream_tonight/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/36yzpd/priovr_no_longer_have_funding_to_manufacture/

References

  1. ^ Our resolution is 0.085 degrees and our accuracy is +/-1 degree average.
  2. ^ Our resolution is 0.085 degrees and our accuracy is +/-1 degree average.
  3. ^ The PrioVR sensor to host latency is only around 7.5ms
  4. ^ A Letter from Paul W. Yost
  5. ^ PrioVR Live Stream
  6. ^ PrioVR Development Update
  7. ^ Update #20: Production Updates, Technolust and Survey Recap
  8. ^ Update #18: PrioVR Development Update
  9. ^ http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/21ii86/hi_reddit_we_are_the_developers_of_the_priovr/cgdd0z7

External links

Official website
First Kickstarter (unsuccessful)
Second Kickstarter