Kickstarter was always a starting point for many startups. And now when Virtual Reality is starting to get popular, there are more and more VR related projects. We put together six the most interesting Virtual Reality startups which are raising or have already successfully raised money on Kickstarter.
FOVE: The World’s First Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset
Human connection in a virtual world: FOVE reads subtle eye movements for more precise control in VR.
FOVE enables eye-tracking by incorporating custom small form-factor infrared sensors inside the headset. These sensors bounce light off the retina to register how the eyes are angled. Our unique algorithms can calculate the parallax between the eyes to track and measure depth-of-field focus.
Shakespeare In The Sphere presents Othello
Shakespeare In The Sphere aims to create a revolutionary arts education experience. The works of Shakespeare in virtual reality. Using the same technology behind the Oculus Rift, producers Erin Fleming, Tony Williams, and Inger Tudor are partnering with Neil Smith, Chief Visionary Officer of Rift Valley Studios, to immerse students in scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.
As It Is: A Grand Canyon VR Documentary
A 360º Video & Virtual Reality Experience Exploring How A Proposed Gondola Resort Could Impact the Grand Canyon from Rim to River. 360 Labs is heading back to Arizona with one goal in mind, to bring the world the absolute best quality VR experience possible. We are bringing 20 years experience in 360º content creation, multiple 360º camera configurations, 360º audio capture equipment, and maybe even custom built 360º prototypes.
Figment VR: Virtual Reality Phonecase
What dreams do you have? Never lose your child-like curiosity. With the world’s first Virtual Reality viewer in an iPhone case, you don’t have to. Figment VR let you take your dreams and imagination with you.
You can explore amazing places, from Mt.Everest to the great barrier reefs – immerse in virtual reality. Here is a fun video showing how you can share amazing journeys with friends using Figment.
Vessels VR: An Educational Virtual Reality Experience
A virtual reality educational experience. Vessels is designed for elementary school students learning about human organ systems. The experience intends to educate the user about the circulatory system in a fun and engaging way. The experience is being produced as a research project out Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media and Transmedia Zone.
Gloveone: Feel Virtual Reality
Gloveone enables users to feel and touch any virtual object that they can see on the screen or in their VR headsets. If a virtual apple is shown on the screen, with Gloveone you will be able to feel its shape or weight, sense all of its physical features, and even smash it!