PrioVR gaming suit achieves crowdfunding goal

PrioVR gaming suit achieves crowdfunding goal
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

February 18th 2014 at 11:28AM

Full-body tracking suit aims to allow players to interact naturally with game worlds

A wearable gaming suit capable of tracking movements for full-body interaction has hit its crowdfunding goal with 41 days still to go.

Created by Yei Technology, PrioVR is intended to bring the player’s movements into virtual environments where they can see their virtual body move in sync with their own movements. It also allows for virtual items to be manipulated “as if they were right in front of you”.

PrioVR has been demonstrated with a third-person and first-person action game, where the player can fell zombies using a sniper.

This is the second time that the manufacturer has taken to Kickstarter to fund its natural user interface project, after failing to meet a goal of $225,000 last year.

This time however, with interested behind it from a showing at CES and lower Kickstarter goal of $75,000, it has managed to hit its goal in a matter of days. At time of publishing, $143,696 has been pledged for the project.

The suit will be available in three configurations, with the Lite upper-body only version priced at $249, while the full-body kit with cost at least $350.