Former Valve Employees Launch Kickstarter for CastAR

October 14, 2013 - GamePolitcs Staff

Former Valve Inventor Jeri Ellsworth and programmer Rick Johnson have launched a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to raise money for CastAR, their take on augmented and virtual reality glasses.

They are looking to raise $400,000, and are off to a rousing start, generating $87,809 from 331 backers with 31 more days to go - as of this writing. The designers of the technology describe it as lightweight glasses capable of projecting 3D images onto a reflective sheet to produce a holographic scene in front of the user's eyes.

The device also uses head-tracking technology so that the scene moves with you in real-time, and the devices also comes with a joystick wand that allows you to interact with what you see in front of you.

There's already a prototype of the device, but with the additional funds they hope to refine and improve the design. To get the device you'll have to commit to at least $189, though there are lower tiers if you are more interested in just funding the project.

Check out the pitch video you your left, and then visit Kickstarter for a more detailed explanation of the device.


 
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