Seebright Reveals Industry’s First Smartphone Integrated AR/VR Head-Mounted Display Platform With Wireless Controller
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Emerging from stealth, Seebright, Inc. today revealed its affordable see-through head-mounted display platform and software development kit (SDK). Seebright’s unique interactive platform uses innovative optics to extend popular smartphones with an ergonomic headset. The untethered headset delivers crisp stereoscopic images and 3-D graphics without blocking the user’s peripheral view, hiding facial expressions, or limiting mobility.
Seebright’s headset supports both augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) with immersive and see-through swappable eyepieces. The platform includes the industry’s first companion wireless controller that supports precise user control, ideally suited for both AR and VR.
“We imagined a head-mounted display that leaves your eyes open to the world around you,” said John Murray, CEO and co-founder of Seebright. “With a mix of unique engineering in optics, electronics, software and ergonomics the Seebright Platform enables enhanced reality in both AR and VR, affordable for everyone, accessible anywhere they go.”
After demoing Seebright’s prototype, Trak Lord, Head of US Marketing at Metaio, an augmented reality software and solutions company, called the new platform “an incredibly innovative use of Smartphones to achieve the missing link in wearable form factors.”
Seebright’s developer prototype is being shown for the first time in public at Moscone Center in booth 731 during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco March 19 – 21, 2014. Seebright will begin a Kickstarter campaign in April to provide access for developers to the Seebright SDK and HMD.
Seebright, Inc. designs and produces an innovative, affordable head-mounted display (HMD) platform and SDK that adds astounding optics and intuitive controls to popular smartphones. Headquartered in Santa Cruz, Calif., Seebright provides a platform for games, education, media viewing and other applications in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Visit www.seebright.com or follow Seebright on Facebook (www.facebook.com/seebrightR), Twitter (@seebrightR) or YouTube (www.YouTube.com/seebrightR).
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