Two Former Valve Engineers Making Augmented Reality Glasses

Posted by Ben Huber on May 19, 2013 in Tech |


When roughly 25 employees were fired at Valve a while back, people started worrying that the developer was in trouble, but instead it seems they were just canceling hardware projects that they no longer wanted to pursue. Jeri Ellsworth and Rock Johnson were two of those let go, and when they left they got Gabe Newell’s blessing to continue their work at Valve on their own: augmented reality glasses called CastAR.

This is different from Google Glass or the Oculus Rift – instead it projects images out of the headset onto a reflective surface, which is then filtered into your glasses so it’s seen in 3D. Essentially, it’s creating the illusion of 3D holograms with glasses. Really impressive stuff, but it require a big setup. Hopefully it will improve in the future. Watch the video below.


Seen via the Verge.


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