A Letter from Paul W. Yost
Kickstarter Backers and Supporters,
I'm Paul W. Yost and, as many of you know from last week's update, I'm now back in charge of managing YEI Technology and completing... Read more
Reboot. Tech is back in control.
Big news here at YEI Technology.
We are officially back under direct management by our founder/designer/developer Paul Yost.
That means we are rebooting as a pure technology development... Read more
Everything’s Moving Along
We have some answers for questions everyone has been asking. Some have been inquiring about what type of box the suit will be shipped in. The box we... Read more
The Elephant in the Room
We have heard the concerns people have about the post-Kickstarter, Pro Suit bonuses. We understand your frustration, all of you have been with us on this wild ride. However, there... Read more
Good News Everyone!
Hey guys! Spring is in the air!
Manufacturing & Shipping Update
We have seen all the inquiries about shipping dates. Right now our manufacturing partners are working on high... Read more
The Jumping Dead!
As you may know, some of our backers were brave enough to jump in early and face the zombie apocalypse. We would like to honor those that gave... Read more
Jumping & Unity & Unreal, Oh My!
With manufacturing kicked off, we are excited to be refining our dynamic motion algorithms, APIs, and demo games.
Dynamic Motion Tracking & API:
We have upgraded the physics model... Read more
PrioVR and Unity
Our primary consideration while developing the PrioVR Unity plugin was, “How do we make it as easy as possible for developers?” We wanted a simple drag-and-drop method of using PrioVR... Read more
PrioVR Status Update
We hope you all enjoyed our last two updates with the live stream & recap. It was great to have the chance to directly answer many questions from all of... Read more
PrioVR Live Stream Recap!
Live Stream Recap!Last week YEI Tech hosted a live stream on twitch.tv/priovr. We want to thank everyone that joined in on the action, questions, suggestions, and enthusiasm. The amount... Read more
PrioVR Live Stream
Live Stream Tonight!
Date: Friday, January 23
Time: 6:00pm EST
We are still aiming for Spring 2015 shipments. At the moment we are waiting on... Read more
Dodgeball - coming soon to a PrioVR near you!
PrioVR: Dodgeball - you have to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge your way to victory. Dodgeball is a... Read more
Happy Holidays from YEI Tech
Our good friends at Cyberith sent us an early Christmas gift! We had a lot of fun trying out the Virtualizer. It took some time to figure... Read more
Behind the Scenes with PrioVR
At YEI Technology we’re wrapping up a year of designing, programming, manufacturing, and development. Thank you again for your ongoing support. With the holidays right around the corner, the spirit... Read more
PrioVR Sensor Manufacturing and QA/QC Process
We are preparing our manufacturing line for mass production of PrioVR. Santa arrived early with some new equipment that will further improve efficiency and quality control. Today, we’re going to... Read more
PrioVR Suit & Sensor Design
As promised, this week we are bringing you more images and information about the PrioVR suit! We are only finalizing details at this point, and are happy to share these... Read more
This week we are bringing you an update about the PrioVR SDK! The Prio and Skeleton API layers are complete, and we are happy to share the full documentation for... Read more
PrioVR Filter & Hub Design Update
Hi everyone! Here are some of the things our team has finished in the last few weeks:
Message from YEI Technology CEO
Today, I want to update you on where we are as a company and with PrioVR, as well as our promises going forward. We have spent the last few months... Read more
PrioVR Development Update
We would like to apologize to you, our backers, for our recent lack of updates. You have been asking about production updates and timelines, and rightly so. In... Read more
Virtualizer integration, New Wizard Demo & Controller Concepts
- a look at the Cyberith integration between their full locomotion platform, the Virtualizer, and PrioVR
- a sneak peek at our... Read more
Production Updates, Technolust and Survey Recap
Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey! We had over 280 responses, and it was great to get some insight into what you all want. We’ve included a... Read more
Survey and Event Recaps!
We are working hard on PrioVR and could use your feedback! We want to learn a little more about you, so we can make sure you get the... Read more
PrioVR Development Update
Let me briefly introduce myself. I’m Mike Sutherland, and I recently joined the team here as the VP of YEI Technology. I’m very excited to be joining a... Read more
PrioVR at NeuroGaming 2014 Recap
We had the opportunity to take PrioVR to the 2nd Annual NeuroGaming Conference held May 7th and 8th in San Francisco, California where hundreds of attendees gathered to learn about... Read more
Kickstarter Projects that Caught Our Eye
We got to thinking - If you love VR as much as we do, then you’ll want to know about these other Kickstarter projects too!
First of all congratulations to... Read more
See PrioVR at These Upcoming Events
Come check out PrioVR in action at the following events:
May 18th @ the San Mateo Event Center | San Mateo, CA
We will be exhibiting on the second... Read more
Thank you for your amazing support. The PrioVR Kickstarter has been a tremendous success thanks to you, and we're excited to dig in and work hard to make... Read more
Just a few days to go...
First, all of us at YEI want to sincerely thank all of our backers and supporters who have shared our vision as we move PrioVR towards production. It is your... Read more
Concept Art for PrioVR Suit Design
After sorting through dozens of options and concepts, we're closing in on the design for the consumer version of the PrioVR suit. Our primary design goals are all about the... Read more
PrioVR at GDC 2014
We had a great week at the GDC 2014 Expo in San Francisco, CA. We met a lot of our backers and gained a few right there on the spot.... Read more
GDC and the Immersive Technology Alliance
The PrioVR team officially kicked off GDC by attending the inaugural meeting of The Immersive Technology Alliance this morning. Francesca Hartop, CEO of YEI Technology, has said of our membership... Read more
Stretch Goal #3
You asked for it and, with your help, we're going to make it happen. For stretch goal number 3, we're going to replace the modified Wii nunchuk controllers with custom-designed... Read more
PrioVR at the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo
We got some great feedback at the SXSW Gaming Expo in Austin, TX with our beta prototype PrioVR Suits. Over a hundred people tried on the PrioVR Lite suit from... Read more
PrioVR at the Cincinnati Dayton VR Meetup
Check out some footage from us showing PrioVR off at the Cincinnati Dayton Virtual Reality Meetup last Friday! We had dozens of people show up to try the suit on,... Read more
PrioVR: How It Works
This video is a technical briefing covering how the system works all the way from sensing to game integration:
- How the high performance sensors capture motion, 1 to 1,... Read more
Stretch Goal #2
Time for another stretch goal!
At $215,000, PrioVR will ship with an additional demo game!
Dodgeball- Remember grade school? Move, duck and weave to dodge balls as they fly... Read more
Who's Going to SXSW?
The YEI Technology Team is heading to the the SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas from March 7th-9th. The Gaming Expo is free... Read more
The PrioVR Difference: Unlimited Control
We'd like to take you inside what makes PrioVR unique with this video. Enjoy!
Who wants Stretch Goals?
First off, we are truly thankful for everyone helping smash our funding goal in 5 hours!Friday afternoon, we all sat down, stared at each other for a minute with... Read more
PrioVR Questions, Comments, and Concerns
Wow. We are all just so happily overwhelmed with all the support! Don't worry, we'll be responding to everyone's questions, comments, and concerns. It just might take a bit... Read more