If you want a more relaxed experience of VR games and applications, you may be interested in a new VR headset and virtual reality system called HalfDive, which is specifically designed to be worn lying down. The innovative project was started via Kickstarter and, thanks to almost 200 supporters with 37 days left, has already collected over 160,000 US dollars. The unique VR system was developed by a design team based in Tokyo, Japan and offers control options and more relaxed immersion. Early booking promise from the supporters are now available for the unique project starting at around $ 759 or £ 562 (depending on current exchange rates).
HalfDive VR headset
“Our ultimate goal is to create a completely immersive experience in a virtual world, as seen in the animes“ Sword Art Online ”and“ Matrix ”. The conventional assumption for pursuing our goal was that technologies with direct contact with the brain like BCI (Brain Computer Interface) are necessary, and we initially thought so too. Due to the in-house development of a simple BCI device and also because only very few companies have succeeded in producing a functioning BCI device, there are still many hurdles ahead of us. “
If HalfDive’s crowdfunding campaign successfully meets its required commitment target and production progresses smoothly, it is expected to ship worldwide in August 2022. To learn more about the HalfDive VR Headset Project, play the promotional video below.
“At one point, however, we realized that the primary priority of our goal is to“ experience ”the world of Sword Art Online and that the possible technologies required to make it happen are not limited to BCI. We looked for possibilities in the realization of a “half-dive (half of full-dive)” experience by creatively combining currently available technologies. And our journey began. Although HalfDive is still in the process of fully realizing its namesake with its revolutionary concept, it is the only device in the world that has the potential to offer users an almost completely immersive VR experience. “
For a full list of all available early bird specials, stretch goals, additional media and technical specifications for the VR headset, please visit the official HalfDive crowd funding campaign page by visiting the link below.
Source : Kickstarter
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