MTBS and The ITA want to shout out a warm congratulations to Yost Labs! These guys are true survivors in the gesture and input control business for virtual reality. When their first Kickstarter didn't pan out (under the brand name YEI Technology), they retooled and had a very successful follow-up. For about a year, the company had faced further difficulties that was making the product release untenable. Counted out of the game? Heck no!
Yost Labs have successfully raised a million dollars in series A investments, and are back in the game with an updated PrioVR development kit. We expect more details soon. Congratulations to this deserving and hardworking team!
Last week, we gave mention to a new VR HMD prototype we are going to be adding Vireio Perception support to. As proud as we are, that was the smaller story.
While the brand name will remain anonymous for now (they are a very reputable brand), we have been given the go ahead to share these specs of the early wireless prototype featuring positional tracking. So why is this a big deal, you ask? Multiple brands have been promoting the importance of room scale virtual reality. The catch is with the wires following you wherever you go, it's a distraction - maybe even a risk if you aren't careful and accidentally trip or a wire gets caught.