LucidCam Unveils Hand-Held Camera Designed to Shoot VR Content
There are a few spaces that are trying to lay claim to the next hot topic in consumer electronics over the next few years. The Internet of Things is up there, along with drones, as well as wearable devices. But the really big player may end up being a technology that doesn’t have a truly defined purpose but is one that just seems to attract people like flies to a bright light: virtual reality.
Companies like Google (Cardboard) and Oculus (the Rift) have introduced VR to the mass market, which has garnered excitement and interest in the space. But a group of graduates from Berkeley and Stanford have a new design that they think will be a way to bring the virtual reality to consumers but with a twist—giving them a way to create and distribute their own VR content.
The result is the LucidCam, a 3D, 180-degree stereoscopic hand-held camera that captures video or images with true depth peripheral site. LucidCam, which launched on the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo this week, can create immersive VR content that users can share with family, friends, and colleagues, the makers said.