AR glasses from ex-Valve staff appear on Kickstarter

Ben Parfitt
AR glasses from ex-Valve staff appear on Kickstarter

The former head of Valve’s hardware division Jeri Ellsworth and ex-graphics technology dev Rick Johnson have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for augment reality glasses.

The project had initially begun life while the two worked at Valve, but the duo left the company earlier this year, and took the tech with them. Under the company name of Technical Illusions, the team is looking to raise $400,000 to bring the glasses, called castAR, to market.

The AR glasses work by using two micro-projectors to cast a perspective view of a stereoscopic 3D image onto a surface. A small camera is also used to scan for infrared identification markers, which can then track head position and movement. The glasses will get their video signal through a HDMI connection.

Develop has all the details.

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