Nod Backspin – Multiplatform Motion Tracking VR Game Controller
Nod, the VR company behind one of the world’s first precise skeletal and hand-gesture motion tracking devices for VR, the NOD Ring. The potential application of Nod Ring is unlimited. Users can use it to develop and interact with augmented reality objects, play games, control a flying drone and type on virtual keyboards.
Nod Backspin VR Game Controller For Gamers & Developers
Nod just launched a new product called Nod Backspin, a state-of-the-art wireless, accurate (sub-millimeter precision) and low-latency VR game controller with a joystick. In June, NOD raised a Series A funding of 13.5 million to help promote and market Nod Backspin.
Nod Backspin was designed to seamlessly integrate precise hand motion tracking and hand presence for the purpose of VR gaming, app, and software development. Here is a video from Techcrunch in Nod’s Labs to speak with Anush Elagovan, the Founder and CEO of Nod Labs.
The game controller was build with user comfort in mind. Its ergonomic design enables the device to be worn for hours providing natural hand pose tracking and easy access to game control. This is great news for virtual reality app and such as Tilt Brush, virtual keyboards, and VR game development. A VR hardware device that emulate human’s natural hand position and pose would be essential to prolong usage.
Nod Backspin also runs across a range of operating systems including Android, iOS, Linus, OS X, Windows, as well as supporting multiple virtual reality headset and platforms including Oculus Rift, OSVR headset, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, and Zeiss VR ONE. Whether or not if Nod Backspin supports HTC Vive and Project Morpheus has not been confirmed on NOD’s official page.
Nod Backspin is priced at $149 but is currently sold out. If you are interested, you can sign up for Nod’s mailing list for updates!