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PHOBOS with the Cyberith Virtualizer and the Oculus Rift

A few weeks ago we shared our pre-alpha build with Cyberith, creators of the Virtualizer omnidirectional treadmill.

Cyberith is doing a great job at integrating their hardware with different types of virtual reality software. The best part is that there's no tinkering involved in either the end user or developer, making the integration of both components, seamless.

Here's a brief video of PHOBOS running on the Cyberith Virtualizer.

Thank you Cyberith for giving PHOBOS a try and sharing your experience with us.

 

PHOBOS Development Update and Upcoming Milestones

It´s been an exciting ride since March of last year when we started developing AMVR. With only a few minor issues to resolve, we are nearing the completion of our pre-alpha development stage.

We would like to thank everyone who has shown us support throughout these past months. Your emails, participation in our Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

Coming in 2014

2014 will be even busier year. In Q4 we will be launching our second product, the Panic Attack Companion for mobile platforms. PAC will be the first mobile application to help individuals cope with panic attacks -discretely- wherever they are. More updates coming soon.

In Q2 we will launch PHOBOS´ crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, so stay tuned for updates on this regard during the coming months.

Lastly, we will continue to develop and improve PHOBOS while collaborating with professionals and organizations around the world to test and demo PHOBOS; as well as building our feature set through colaboration with companies such as Cyberith and Virtuix while incorporating revolutionary technologies such as Sixense´s STEM motion tracking platform.

We are commited to making PHOBOS the best and most affordable platform to treat and research anxiety disorders and common phobias.

Thank you for your support and talk to you on the social networks.

The PsyTech team

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