The Almeriense company improves its product and updates its price policy for gloves and licenses.
Coinciding with the second anniversary of haptic technology Avatar VR, company Neurodigital it has announced at VR Days Europe a change in its business model and the release of the third generation of Avatar VR, which improves the product and makes it more affordable. The package of a glove can be purchased for€ 799 and the pair for€ 1,499, including both the so-called TrackBand for tracking the arms. Those who purchase Avatar VR 3.0 will receive 2 months of the professional license (€2,500) to access all demos and resources, including the SDK & API for C++, C# and Unity. A premium license (€10,000) is also available with access to Unreal Engine and more features such as Vive Tracker support.
Features of Avatar VR:
- Size: Universal size 9 (M, L and XL).
- Communication: microUSB, Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode.
- Battery: Between 6 and 8 hours of continuous use.
- Charging: 5V via Micro USB.
- Motion capture: Tracking the upper body (chest, arms and hands).
- Sensors: 9-axis IMU (rotation, acceleration and compass).
- Haptic response: 10 vibrotactile actuators with 1,024 intensity levels.
- Smart controller: 4 conductive zones (on palm, thumb, index and middle finger).
- Full finger tracking: 6 9-axis IMUs.
- Drift correction: Experience without drift (NZDE).
- Occlusion: Avatar VR does not use optical technology.
- Latency: 1 ms.
As for technology, the third generation introduces a non-standard proprietary connection that is based on USB-C. In addition, a new TrackBand will arrive in December and for next year an accessory that will make the gloves compatible with SteamVR tracking 2.0.