Kickstarter: FPV and Oculus Rift

FPV + Oculus Rift

 

Fly Like a Bird Kickstarter project aims to make the dream of flight a (virtual) reality for everyone. The heart of this project is a camera, or what they call a “Vision Kit” – able to be attached to a drone, or anything else, put together with first person view (FPV) technology. This technology, they claim, is “easy to use and ground breaking all at the same time”.

Kickstarter: Fly Like a Bird by Nikolaus Lieb
Kickstarter: Fly Like a Bird
by Nikolaus Lieb

The Vision Kit, when attached to a drone, gives a birds-eye perspective by sending a full HD live-stream image back to a ground station application call “Insight” via WiFi. The Insight application is fully compatible with virtual reality goggles such as the Oculus Rift.

Kickstarter: Fly Like a Bird by Nikolaus Lieb
Kickstarter: Fly Like a Bird
by Nikolaus Lieb

When used together with the Oculus Rift goggles, the Vision Kit mounted on a 3D axis gimbal combines with the Rift’s head tracking feature to rotate the gimbal by turning your head, providing a “real “I’m there” experience”.

via: Kickstarter

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Elizabeth Ciobanu

Elizabeth Ciobanu

Worked at University of Buffalo, Bilkent University (Ankara), Attended Cornell University

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