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Perception Neuron, the full-body virtual reality for everyone

Perception Neuron will be the smallest and most versatile wireless system that records the movement of the human body and will bring people into the virtual reality in a total way. The project comes from China

/ Perception Neuron will be the smallest and most versatile wireless system that records the movement of the human body and will bring people into the virtual reality in a total way. The project comes from China and calls on the community of inventors and innovators to go beyond the limits of virtual reality. The system available to software houses, startups and companies that want to create something innovative

by Cecilia Cantadore

This time we are not in front of the usual startup born in Silicon Valley or among the desks of some American university. The protagonist in this case is a young and dynamic Chinese reality, Noitom, founded by two entrepreneurs of the new generation that aim to bring even in their country that air of innovation that is normally expected to breathe overseas.

We are entering the era of virtual reality and none of us still knows the scope of what this will imply in our daily life explains Tristan Dai, developer and co-founder of the Chinese startup born in 2011. He will only be involving programmers, artists, designers and anyone who has an innovative idea that we can begin to identify the benefits that this technology can bring to society.

Motion capture systems – such as Perception Neuron or those that register the movement of the human body – are generally associated with the gaming and special effects sectors, but the Noitom team aims to make them available at a price between 200 and 550 dollars. to attract users in the medical, scientific, journalism, robotics, art and sport fields. The fields of application are endless and with such a competitive pricePerception Neuronpu be included in a complete solution made of software and hardware even by small or young companies. a tool available to digital creativity.

There are already innovative uses of the virtual reality that we are following closely explains Haoyang Liu, the other mind of Noitom. For example, we approached interesting jobs related to the rehabilitation and care of people who suffered amputations. We are also fascinated by the so-called immersive journalism, which uses the virtual reality to experience events from all over the world.

The project, promoted via Kickstarter, has already collected (and exceeded) the figure of $ 250,000 needed to leave. The start date of the distribution set for February 2015. The system developed by the Noitom team will consist of sensors connected to a hub, in turn connected via wireless or USB to a computer. Up to 30 sensors can be used simultaneously, which can be positioned on the body according to requirements: from the study of the movement of a hand to total body applications. The dimensions of Perception Neuron will be particularly small (12mm x 12mm x 6mm) for a weight of less than 300 grams (excluding the battery). Anyone who has an idea that pushes the limits of the traditional virtual reality can contact the Perception Neuron team through their Facebook page.

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