Virtual reality headsets abound CES 2015, but one start-up has introduced what they tout as "the world's first truly augmented reality helmet." Of course, the creators behind this device decided to replicate Iron Man's own unique helmet display since everyone and their grandmother wants to be a superhero. Called the Seer, the augmented reality helmet runs completely off of a smartphone.
Created by Caputer Labs, the augmented reality helmet is very much still a prototype, yet the company will be launching a Kickstarter campaign very soon. The Verge writes, "For the headset to work, all you need to do is slip a smartphone into the slot and fasten it in place. The display gets reflected onto the one-way visor, letting you see the HUD mapped over your surroundings."
Caputer Labs Unveils an Iron Man-Like Headset at CES 2015
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