The PrioVR Dev Kit™ added to prize pool for teams solving virtual reality challenges
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Developers, designers and other participants converging on MIT’s campus for the Reality, Virtually Hackathon will have the chance to win one of two PrioVR Dev Kit™ virtual reality systems Yost Labs has provided for the event.
Sponsored by MIT Media Lab, the VR Hackathon is a competition that challenges participants to apply advances in virtual and augmented reality to new markets. Artists, programmers, engineers, and developers collaborate to share innovative VR applications in fields like Education, Journalism, Industry, and Health and Medicine.
“Advances in VR have made this an exciting time in the evolution of human-computer interaction. We are moving beyond keyboards and mice and glowing rectangles,” said CEO Greg Merril.
“We can’t wait to see what the MIT Media Lab’s Reality Virtually Hackathon teams are able to create,” Merril added. “Yost Labs is thrilled to provide our PrioVR Dev Kits as finalists’ prizes. Room-scale immersive VR is another big step toward true social telepresence. With our launch of the PrioVR Dev Kit, Yost Labs is helping lead this revolution.”
For professionals interested in virtual reality, the PrioVR Dev Kit is a powerful tool. It employs 19 advanced inertial motion sensors embedded in a suit that translates the wearer’s physical movement into digital information. The result is a room-scale immersive full-body virtual reality (VR) experience with applications in Biomechanics, Research, Athletic and Military Training, Game Development and more.
The system comes with a suite of software for developers including an open source programmer’s interface, MoCap Studio™ for motion capture, plug-ins for popular game development engines (Unity and Unreal) and several demo games.
About Yost Labs
Yost Labs is one of Ohio’s fastest growing technology companies. The company is internationally recognized as a leader in advanced inertial motion sensor technology. Yost Labs has created inertial motion sensor fusion firmware that is 10x the computational efficiency of previous technologies – resulting in miniature MEMS sensors with low latency, low energy, and low heat. Applications range from human motion tracking in virtual reality to drone navigation. Our technology is sold as either a firmware license or as complete sensor units. Yost Lab’s sensors are displacing older technologies and are now standard components for the US Navy and US Air Force target drones as well for the Army Corps of Engineers Geospatial Mapping initiative. Yost Lab’s innovation has been recognized with five patent awards with numerous additional patent applications pending. The growing list of customers includes technology giants in computing, industrial equipment, robotics, and AR/VR.
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