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This project was successfully funded on March 31, 2014.

Immerse yourself in the future of gaming - PrioVR.

About this project

The Next Generation of Gaming is Here

Until now, there hasn’t been a way to truly immerse yourself into virtual worlds in a way that allows natural, full-body interaction. PrioVR is changing the game by bringing you and your movements into virtual environments where you can see your body move as you move, manipulate items as if they were right in front of you, and interact as naturally as you do in the real world.

What People are Saying

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Getting You in the Game

PrioVR uses high-performance inertial sensors to provide 360 degrees of low-latency, real-time motion tracking without the need for cameras, optics, line-of-sight, or large, awkward equipment. All PrioVR needs is you.

PrioVR’s sensors are placed on key points of your body to capture your movements and translate them on-screen in real-time. PrioVR is wireless, allows for multiple simultaneous users, and will work anywhere - indoors or out, in capture spaces of any size.

PrioVR is available in three versions, the Core, the Lite, and the Pro, all of which are wireless and compatible with each other. All suits include two hand-controllers with action buttons, triggers, and joysticks. The joysticks let you easily navigate through large worlds without actually walking, while the trigger supports a familiar shooting experience.

All PrioVR suits come with demo games so you can experience the freedom of full-body gaming from day 1. And for those of you looking to develop games for PrioVR, we’ve got something special for you - Your very own reward tier with 10 hours of support from the YEI Technology team to help you get your project up and running quickly.

What's In It For You?

Where will the Money Go?

The sensor technology behind PrioVR is ready. 

But first, we are going to enlist the expertise of an industrial design firm to make the most comfortable, ergonomic suit so you can play the most demanding games in style. They will help us refine the design of the suit to make sure your PrioVR lasts for years and is adjustable and comfortable for gamers of all sizes, from kids to adults.

And then, we’ll be ready for manufacturing. Your money will also pay for molds, tooling, and set-up to ensure cost-effective production as well as to source and contract with manufacturing partners to create a high-quality product.

What's Next?

Get to Know Us Better

PrioVR is developed by a team of gamers, engineers, and programmers who are passionate about virtual reality and excited about the opportunity to develop a product that will allow everybody to experience new worlds in their own homes. Our team has an extensive background in Digital Simulation and Gaming, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and Plastics Engineering Technology and have products being used in every major market segment including robotics, healthcare, defense, aerospace, industry and entertainment.

Paul Yost, Chief of R&D – Paul has a BS in Computer Engineering and a MS in Computer Science. First teaching at the University of Cincinnati, he then moved to Shawnee State University as a professor in the Computer Engineering department and also served as Director of the Center for Advanced Research and Development. He joined YEI Technology as the Director of Research and Development in 2007. Paul oversees all development, and is the definition of a DaVinci-style renaissance master of anything and everything that needs to be designed or built.

Steve Landers – Steve has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering, and has completed the coursework for his MS in Computer Science with an AI specialization. Steve is responsible for firmware and algorithm development and implementation. He has worked on the development of YEI 3-Space Sensors for over 3 years, and is the author of multiple patents in the area of sensor fusion and filter technology. Steve always wears shorts, no matter how cold it is.

Derek Bradley – Derek has a BS in Video Game and Simulation engineering under the Computer Engineering department at Shawnee State University. Derek is the lead for the microcontroller code, and has worked on YEI 3-Space Sensors for 4 years. Derek walks really slow and eats even slower. He codes really fast, and thinks even faster. Go figure.

Dan Morrison – Dan has a BS in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering from Shawnee State University. Dan focuses on game integration and APIs. He created the motion capture and VR demos for UDK and Unity as featured in the Kickstarter project, as well as those featured on YouTube and other media links. Dan plays a lot of video games, does amazing photography, and often sports a bangin’ mohawk.

Chris George – Chris has a BS from Shawnee State University in Game Simulation and Engineering, as well as a degree in Mathematics and Natural Science with a concentration in Physics. Chris has been working on YEI 3-Space projects for over 2 years, and specializes in demos, games, and visualizations. Outside of the office he’ll beat you on the soccer field.

David Rieksts – David is our resident mathematician. He has a BS in Math with minors in Computer Science and Physics from Kutztown University, and a MS in Math from Ohio University. David supports algorithm development and sensor optimization. He is a member of the Polar Bear Club in Barrow, Alaska.

Tricia Landers - Tricia has a BS in computer science from the University of Notre Dame, with a double major in Japanese. She specializes in application and implementation support for YEI Technology. Tricia always wears a hoodie, no matter how hot it is.

Jordan Chaney – Jordan is our Manufacturing Engineer, and has a BS in Plastics Engineering. She oversees the entire manufacturing and QA process. She is also an amazing musician and has recently self-produced an album. If you’re lucky, you can catch her at open-mic events in the area.

Richard Janita – Richard is part of our production team, and is completing a degree in Digital Simulation and Gaming. He sometimes uses the laser cutter to engrave questionable pictures on things he shouldn’t. True story. 

Risks and challenges

We received some great feedback from all of you during our first Kickstarter campaign and we truly, madly, deeply thank you for telling us what the gaming community wants! At the same time, we’ve continued to work on PrioVR and move it closer to being a reality. We know that setbacks are going to happen - parts might be backordered, bugs show up in testing, and there might be delays in manufacturing.

Good thing we’ve been doing projects like this for 14 years! We currently offer next-generation inertial sensor solutions that provide real-time tracking, movement, and orientation data for the medical, entertainment, industrial, and military/aerospace industries. We have already developed a similar inertial motion tracking system based on our wireless 3-Space Sensors. The technology is here now, and we want to make it available to you.

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    THANK YOU! : Be a part of virtual reality history and as a thank you, we’ll include your name in our honor roll of backers on the PrioVR website.

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    ACTUAL THANK YOU CARD : You’ll receive a special actually-made-out-of-paper-and-sent-through-the-mail thank you card from the YEI Technology team + we’ll include your name in our honor roll of backers on the PrioVR website.

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    POSTER : Sharpen your interior decorating skills with a limited edition PrioVR poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers on the PrioVR website.

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    T-SHIRT : Wear your support for PrioVR on your sleeve with an only-available-on-Kickstarter PrioVR t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers on the PrioVR website.

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    FLASK : A PrioVR logo laser engraved flask? Yes please. + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers on the PrioVR website = Awesome

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    DEMO GAME CREDIT : Have you ever wanted to be in a video game? Now’s your chance! We’ll include a shout out to you in a demo game by including your name in the credits. We’ll even throw in everything from the previous reward tiers too!

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    (EARLY BIRD) PRIO-VR LITE: The moment you’ve all been waiting for - Take home your very own PrioVR Lite, an upper body version for some quality couch time. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    PRIO-VR LITE : The moment you’ve all been waiting for - Take home your very own PrioVR Lite, an upper body version for some quality couch time. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    (EARLY BIRD) PRIO-VR CORE : Forget Whac-a-Mole when you can Kick-a-Zombie! That’s what you get when the PrioVR Core adds your lower body to the action. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    PRIO-VR CORE : Forget Whac-a-Mole when you can Kick-a-Zombie! That’s what you get when the PrioVR Core adds your lower body to the action. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    (EARLY BIRD) PRIO-VR PRO : We’ve added additional sensors for professional quality motion capture. Perfect for game developers looking for that little something extra. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    PRIO-VR PRO : We’ve added additional sensors for professional quality motion capture. Perfect for game developers looking for that little something extra. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    JOIN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE : A PrioVR Pro and your face, as a zombie, in one of our demo games. You’ll be the envy of the undead for spaghetti night. Includes demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD PACK : Want to play with a friend? The Head-to-Head Pack contains 2 PrioVR Pros each with their own demo games and hand controllers + 2 flasks + 2 t-shirts + 2 posters + thank you card + honor roll of backers. Sharing optional. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    DEVELOPER PACK : You’ll get a hot-off-the-press PrioVR Pro with 10 hours of support from the YEI Technology team to help integrate PrioVR with your game. You’ll also get demo games and hand controllers + flask + t-shirt + poster + thank you card + honor roll of backers. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    ONE OF THE FIRST: A specially numbered (2-10) PrioVR Pro (demo games and hand controllers) and a terrible, homemade thank you card. And we’ll even throw in the flask + t-shirt + poster + honor roll of backers too. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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    THE FIRST: The absolute first, specially numbered (1) PrioVR Pro (demo games and hand controllers) and the worst homemade thank you card ever made. And since you’re so kind, we’ll also throw in the flask + t-shirt + poster + honor roll of backers too. (International Taxes / Tariffs not included)

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Funding period

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