We're going to see a virtual mountain of VR accessories in the next few months, but this one, a full body motion suit to translate movements into VR? It might be one of the coolest.
The Salto is a full body motion capture suit lined with sensors to transmit your moves into VR input, but instead of requiring a full VFX studio to capture your movements, this is ready to use in "less than a minute".
It's cheap, too, comparatively. During the Kickstarter, you could pick up the most basic version of the suit - with 19 sensors - for $700. The more dedicated VR enthusiasts could probably find room in their budget for a full body suit, although it may take a while for games to take advantage of full body technology.
One game that will work is the bundled Reptilicus VR, allowing you to play the role of a city-totalling giant lizard. The suit responsiveness looks great on Salto's campaign page, with the campaign video showing some time in the suit.
The team from Copenhagen, Denmark have managed to keep costs down by using components common in many smartphones like gyroscopes, magnetometers and accelerometers. More expensive version of the suit set-up include development kits and nearly endless amounts of sensors.
The company raised $118,534 on Kickstarter to bring the suit to life, with no word on how much the Salto will cost when it reaches the market.