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The AuraVisor. Wire Free Virtual Reality. Games, movies, video streaming. Watch 3D movies explode to life in front of your eyes
The AuraVisor. Wire Free Virtual Reality. Games, movies, video streaming. Watch 3D movies explode to life in front of your eyes
The AuraVisor. Wire Free Virtual Reality. Games, movies, video streaming. Watch 3D movies explode to life in front of your eyes
684 backers pledged £116,930 to help bring this project to life.

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AuraVisor: the future of VR is wire free. the future is now.

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The forward facing camera provides excellent opportunities for augmented reality apps and development of hand gesture controlling in addition to viewing through the AuraVisor in order to see what is in front of you.

Should we reach our ultimate stretch goal then EVERYONE should be excited. We have been working on some algorithmic implementations for gesture controls that would be (and probably a massive understatement) revolutionary. The technique we are working on would also allow us to add the ability to add gesture to objects that the user might interact with, such as tennis rackets, steering wheels etc.

A virtual reality head mounted computer (HMC) that works without a computer or smartphone. Free from the clutter of wires and the hassle of interchanging a smart phone. AuraVisor has an on-board Android based computer that allows you to experience the immersion of virtual reality, and all it offers, without breaking the budget. 

General Public Reaction

The following video captures the public's reaction while experiencing AuraVisor for the first time.

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Virtual reality just got accessible to everyone.

 

 

 

 

Developing AuraVisor means virtual reality is now available for everyone, aimed at casual & pro gamers, intrepid explorers and experience junkies. The AuraVisor can be used straight from the box and doesn't require any specialist knowledge. 

 

 

The video below shows a demo of the headset rotating 360º with the hardware sensors and software all working.

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Actual gameplay depicting head tracking movement in real time

 

AuraVisor has been carefully priced to make it accessible to everyone.
               

AuraVisor is not just for entertainment, its applications will extend into education and beyond, the recently launched Google Expeditions is something we are very keen to explore and become involved in. VR can already be used to teach complicated medical studies, journey through the inside of the human body or to take a class of 6 years olds to the other side of the world... all without leaving the house.  

AuraVisor Overview

 

How it works

The AuraVisor has powerful on-board WiFi and a simple smart scrolling graphical user interface. Simply turn on, download and immerse yourself in whatever activity you like. 

Users have the ability to download more content, including games, videos and apps from the VR store. The VR store is based on, and linked to, the Google Play Store. You can add more content via micro SD storage. Watch movies in a realistic immersive environment and enjoy 360º content that you've filmed yourself.

We are working with a number of key partners to deliver more apps and content, including movies, live streaming events, games and educational experiences. There is already a huge selection of apps and videos ready to use. The AuraVisor will ship with a number of apps and games pre-installed to provide a true "out of the box" set up.

 

More apps are being added all the time. 

Viewing without wearing glasses

Adjustable optical lenses and depth of field sliders allow you to set up the viewing of your AuraVisor exactly to your own requirements. Leaving you free to view the AuraVisor without wearing glasses in most cases. The AuraVisor has been tested on a wide range of eye prescriptions from short to long sighted and with a strong astigmatism. Our feedback indicates that after set up the viewing is completely normal and extremely comfortable.

Detachable Faceplates

The AuraVisor will ship with one adult faceplate. More faceplates can be added if you are looking to share your AuraVisor.

We see significant educational applications and have therefore designed a faceplate specifically to be comfortable for children. This will provide great viewing and comfort for children aged from 4 upwards. Additional faceplates should cost no more than £19.99 / $29.99.

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If you like what we're doing and want to help us succeed then please take the time to share our campaign and help us make 'Virtual History' as we bring Virtual Reality to the masses. Just click the button below

 

 

 

 

About Us

The AuraVisor is the brainchild of James Talbot and Fayuan Huang. Together they have formed an excellent engineering team that will deliver all the elements required to ensure a smooth headset operation that is seamlessly integrated.

All parties have the credentials required to deliver the hardware and software eliminating risks associated with quality control and delivery. Prior to this campaign, James has already successfully funded and delivered Headbones via Kickstarter (please note that this project is not being delivered by Damson Audio). This should provide confidence that you are backing a project that will be well communicated and delivered. Please note that this project is not being delivered by Damson Audio. 

We are a small team battling against the likes of Facebook and HTC so that's why we need your help. We believe that doing another Kickstarter is the best and most efficient way for us to deliver this great product to the people believing in us and who want it most. People like you.

Can children use the AuraVisor?

As we mentioned above, there is a junior size faceplate. Check out the videos below of James' four year old daughter using it. These have been recorded in a totally natural environment and her reactions are completely genuine. Please note she was not wearing the child faceplate at the time of the recording. It should also be noted that, just as with any modern computer device, usage is strictly controlled by a parent or guardian. Parental controls will be available to stop minors downloading inappropriate content.

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You can't fool children, and we felt that these videos demonstrate the power of the headset and that the AuraVisor is real, working and almost ready for mass production. We know some of you may be concerned about her being exposed to zombies, but she insisted and didn't have nightmares!

Why the AuraVisor will make a difference?

It frees your experience at an affordable price compared to other virtual reality headsets.

The AuraVisor doesn't tether you to a single platform like a PC, games console or smartphone. It frees you up to experience content however you choose. Connect to these platforms to expand your experiences or use the intuitive user interface to download games from the app store or add movies or video clips.

AuraVisor will make virtual reality a possibility that can be enjoyed by us all. Virtual reality has so much to offer. We're only seeing the tip of the iceberg. There's far more under the surface just waiting to be explored!

The opportunity to take The AuraVisor much further really exists. It's our goal to work with providers to deliver educational apps that allow teacher/lecturers/trainers a totally different learning experience. Imagine a world so immersive out children will actually want to learn.

 

What's left to do?

The software and hardware is ready. We will update software on an ongoing basis until we go into mass production. The only alterations we may consider would be changing the screen to an OLED screen to increase the battery and extend playback time. Ultimately, these are dependent on how successful we are... so help us shout Auravisor from the rooftops.

Most of the tooling is complete, the faceplates and strap are the final two components. Neither of which is expected to cause any delay to shipping.

Shipping, Warranty & Refunds

The AuraVisor will ship from hubs within the US, EU and China. Please be aware that our projected shipping date includes an allowance for us to ship by sea to the US and EU before distributing to your final address.

For most of the pledge levels shipping costs are as follows: 

To addresses in the US & UK £6
To addresses in the EU £20
Rest of World £25

International Backers

We're proud to have had so many backers from all over the world for our last campaign. We will ship AuraVisor worldwide, with the exception of politically or economically embargoed countries. Please note that you will be responsible for any duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.

We will be offering a 12 months warranty on the product in the event of a manufacturing fault.

Unfortunately, due to the way that the project is being funded in advance by backers we are unable to offer refunds once you have confirmed your payment.

Brief Chinese Overview

AuraVisor 同样在中国有售,我们将从中国工厂直接快速发货。您也可以选择AuraVisor 中文版,更多的虚拟现实内容即将为您呈现。

Risks and challenges

We know from experience that delivering a successful Kickstarter campaign isn't always easy but we have a wealth of experience under our belt from our last successful campaign and we've learned what it takes to fulfil our promises. We can't wait to get stuck into this, our biggest challenge ever, and deliver it in your hands in Spring 2016.

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    (US$450) 1 AuraVisor + 1 Game Controller with early access to the SDK. Will ship as soon as possible after the end of the campaign. You will also receive the final version when this is ready to ship. Limited availability.

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