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Impression π: Mobile VR+AR with Gesture+Position Tracking

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4.7?
Discovered on 2015-03-26

Impression PI is a revolutionary VR headset. It is wireless, enabling unlimited movement, and incorporates 3D gesture control, position tracking, and a perfect combination of both virtual and augmented realities, to provide you the most complete and interactive VR and AR experience. At Impression Pi’s core is a computer-vision powerhouse – made possible by our specially designed sensing hardware, computing unit, and advanced algorithms. 3D gesture control: The computer-vision algorithm processes the images of hands, collects information on hand movements, and generates 3D gesture modeling. The algorithm is highly optimized to perform well on mobile platform, enabling gesture control on mobile VR devices. It’s much more convenient than traditional inputs, as the users are able to interact with VR content in a natural way, easily control UI, take phone calls and etc, without taking off the headset.

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Bowen Li
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scammer fuc!
Andrea G.
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Hey team- haven’t received mine yet and don’t see an email from you. Please advise. Thx!
Team Impression Pi
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@bowenLI. Please check your emails as we just sent you a message through Kickstarter regarding the refund. Thanks!
Bowen Li
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can i request a refund now?
Bowen Li
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hey team. i havent received it yet. could u check it for me pls?
Team Impression Pi
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@GogglePal, Have you checked our setup video:
https://youtu.be/AtY4EXNkLRo As well as the FAQ:
https://images.usens.com/dev/samples/EmPowerFAQ.pdf
Hope these help! Otherwise, please contact us and we will setup a support call for you! We also want to make sure you saw our updates and private message to you regarding discontinuing Impression Pi series. Please let us know if you want to request a return for refund. Thank you!
GogglePal
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Team Impression Pi, Would you please let me know how to find the download ID? It seems I could not start it without the download ID. Thanks a lot!
Jordi Valls
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Hi, i request refund, i ve received it, but i m not interested without suppport. I ll be waitng for the return method. Best regards and good luck with your projects
Team Impression Pi
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Greetings everyone, we just want to give you a heads up. We are demoing at SVVR Expo 2017 so the refund might be a little bit delayed. Don't worry, as long as you make the request by March 31, 2017, we will refund you asap. Thank you again for your support!
Dan Riley
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Can't seem to pm through the Android KS app, so please take this message as a request for a refund. Any problems please let me know. Regards,
Dan.
Team Impression Pi
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@Jose, we haven't received any response from you, but it's not too late, we received it now.
Jose Neto
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To whom it may concern, I’m requesting the FULL REFUND as instructed on your private email. As of March 20, 2017 I have not received ay reward. Thank you Jose Neto
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Team Impression Pi
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Hi all, please contact us via private message for the request. Since Kickstarter only allows us to issue refunds on an individual basis, we ask your continued patience while we confirm and process your request. Thank you all!
Timothy Sherlock
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I wish to have a full refund of my pledge. Please kindly let me know when I would get a full refund payment. I believe that you have not yet sent me my reward. Please let me know how I go about getting the refund.
Alta Media Co. Ltd
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I would like to have a refund for my pledge of $359. Please kindly let me know when i would get it in a full payment
Paul Johnson
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As per your recent update, could I please receive a refund? I believe you've not yet sent my reward. Thanks in advance.
Paul Dimino
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master impression pi update?
Team Impression Pi
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@Circle, We did received your confirmed shipping info and updated on our record. Your rewards hasn't been shipped yet and we will post an update right after the President Day holiday. Sorry about the late response! Thank you for your patience!
Circle Chen
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Hi, I have left a message like 3 weeks ago, but no response. It's regarding the Empower package shipment. I just want to know if my info is received and if the product has been shipped or not. Please give me a response. Thanks!
Team Impression Pi
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@JPP, sorry about the frustration! Could you try force stop by pressing the power button for 30 seconds? It may take up to 2 minutes to fully reboot. Then you can open vysor to see if Empower can be found. We will have a support engineer to contact you shortly.
JPP
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Hi,
Impossible to have the stuff work. No way to shut it off the light always is green (pres once or twice do nothing)
I install fingo service on android tel -> not connected
I did on windows -> not connecter
Both with USB "large" connected The FAQ is a mixte of details and mission information "ADB install" ok I am not an expert on adb so adb install what ? - Sorry I am not geek enought to run all this ... So :
- I have no way to access the storage (a D drive said please insert drive ...)
- I have no way to connect to empower stuff (Vysor or Fingo)
- I have no way to turn the empower stuff off, just let it work until battery's empty Any idea on how to use it in "A dumb simple way" ... ? (Sorry guys, I am not as good as you, and it is a lot of frustration ! Many thanks for help
Team Impression Pi
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@Zulkipli, as we mentioned in our previous conversation, we are truly concerned about your feedback. Please let us know if we can do anything to help. Thank you.
Zulkipli Bin Yusoff
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It's too heavy how to enjoy? Much to my disappointment and causing headache as too heavy.
Team Impression Pi
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@Paul, we are still waiting for some input from our team and suppliers following Lunar New Year. Don't worry, we will update you as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
Paul Dimino
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how about an update on master pack, it has been a week
Team Impression Pi
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@Alvyn, thanks for reaching out! Have you checked our setup video:
https://youtu.be/AtY4EXNkLRo As well as the FAQ:
https://images.usens.com/dev/samples/EmPowerFAQ.pdf Hope these help! Otherwise, please contact us and we will setup a support call for you!
Alvyn K Augustine
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I need better instructions to operate. I cant get it to work.
Team Impression Pi
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Hi all, we just made a setup video for your reference:
https://youtu.be/AtY4EXNkLRo Please let us know if you have any questions!
Team Impression Pi
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@Kyle, to be more specific, we will post an "update" next week. We sincerely apologize for the delay!
Kyle Marques
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Do you guys have any sort of time estimate for the master packs? It would be nice to have a little bit more information than "still working with suppliers and software for your Master pack and we will keep you updated!" I am a bit anxious waiting, but will be happier with a little more information.
Team Impression Pi
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Hi all, we just made some changes on our website to avoid confusion among our Core and Empower backers. Everything for your reward is currently on this page:
https://developers.usens.com/kickstarter/ And you need to download "Empower Pi Driver" instead of "FingoService" to get your gear started. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you guys!
Team Impression Pi
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@Marco, thank you for reaching out! Your opinions are most valuable to us! We sincerely apologize for the delay! We are still working on the iOS support, but we do now provide SDK, software samples and demos for Android on our website:
https://developers.usens.com/empower/ Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your support and Patience!
Marco Fanciulli
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I didn't receive my Empower pack, yet but I'm concerned it won't be any useful in my case. At least not for a while, not in time for my goals. I backed the project because it was for both Android and iOS. In fact, my interest was entirely in iOS direction, where a marketable solution is not available from any manufacturer. In fact the campaign still describes the iPhone 6s as a supported phone and I applied for that. Yet the HW is not lightining-ready and there's no SDk for the platform, nor software examples and demos to play with.
Unfortunately my Empower is going to be a little plastic brick for a while and I wonder whether something different and mainstream will be available sooner on the market than a functional Fingo for iOS which I understand would need a HW modification. I see a tangible risk that this is turning into a huge missed opportunity.
Team Impression Pi
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@Shawn, thank you for joining our webinar and it was nice talking to you! As we just discussed, we are always here for you!
Shawn MacDonell
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@uSens Team, thank you for the informative session and I look forward to continued developments with Fingo development platform and potential future products from your OEM partners. I am disappointed in the hardware design of the Empower Package; but, understand from a development kit standpoint it will provide a good enough experience to develop for the Fingo platform uSens is aiming to create.
Team Impression Pi
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@Vijay, thanks for checking in. We are still working with suppliers and software for your Master pack and we will keep you updated! Thank you for your patience!
Team Impression Pi
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@Shawn and @Zulkipli, thanks for your opinion! Your feedbacks are most valuable to us! We are truly concerned about your feelings with the reward shipped to you. Could you please join our Webex meeting at 4PM PST today to discuss this further? Meeting URL:
https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail… US Toll: +1-415-655-0001 Talk to you soon! The uSens Team
Zulkipli Bin Yusoff
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All I can say is from excited to disappointed as it is very heavy to the wearer.(How to enjoy).
Vijay
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@Impression Pi. When are you guys planning to ship the Master package?
Shawn MacDonell
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@uSens Team, I was referring to the drastic design changes (unannounced at that) which were made to the Impression Pi's overall hardware design; these changes were introduced sometime after the concept design for the Impression Pi's Starter Package and the photo of a prototype for the Master Package were shown via the Update #42 and #50 respectively. I understand there were sacrifices needed to be made to allow the Fingo Empower, but what happened to the original intent to allow the Starter Package to be upgradable to the Empower? Why does the Empower Package's hardware design, including the side-straps which were angled in the concept design in Update #42, seems to have taken a step backwards? The method of attaching the Empower Fingo is ridiculously front-heavy, and a better, more integrated design approach, could have been taken in regards to the Impression Pi as a hardware platform (which I'll discuss in the next paragraph). I understand your company has decided to transition its efforts in developing the Impression Pi platform and hardware to work primarily on computer vision development with its Fingo product line (this is shown by the shutting down of the www.impressionpi.com main website, it now re-directs you to the uSens' front page). However, as backers, we backed and supported the development of the Impression Pi, a mobile VR headset/adapter platform and product line. We did not back a one-shot mobile VR headset powered by Fingo (I say one-shot because I believe this headset is available only to backers, am I wrong in this assumption? If the Impression Pi as a product is planned to be sold to users outside of this Kickstarter project then I apologize for this assumption). I have shown a strong interest in your continued R&D in computer vision and inside-out tracking; but the product I received is not the product I backed and was promised as a supporter of the Impression Pi, not Fingo strapped to a one-shot headset, unfortunately. Thank you for taking time in reading this comment.
Paul Dimino
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so while some of us are waiting for our reward,can some of you that received yours and actually used it tell us how they work,are they as good as we hoped?
Team Impression Pi
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@Shawn, great questions! The front part of Empower pack is embedded with 2 IR cameras + 3 LED lights + 2 RGB Cameras, which enables our tracking capabilities. This part can also add hand and head tracking to Gear VR and other mobile headsets, which are still using controllers or touchpad to do all the interactions.
Shawn MacDonell
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Can I ask what caused the hardware design change from earlier? The front-heaviness of the Empower is quite drastic, when compared to Gear VR (even when it's loaded with a Galaxy Note 5).
Team Impression Pi
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Dear Empower backers, we scheduled a Webex meeting for you all at 4PM PST next Monday, Jan 30. We will walk you through the setup of your Empower pack and address all your questions:
When:
Mon, Jan 30, 4:00 pm (1 hr)
San Francisco (Pacific Standard Time, GMT-08:00) Where: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail…
Meeting number: 190 726 300 Audio Connection:
+1-415-655-0001 US TOLL
Access code: 190 726 300 Talk to you then!
Team Impression Pi
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@Frans, Yes connecting your iPhone to the Empower pack would required a iPhone cable, but the samples won't be able to run on iPhone since our software currently only support Android and Windows. We are working on the iOS support based on our priorities and we would definitely provide a hardware upgrade once our tracking technology is compatible with iPhone. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience! Please let us know if you have any further questions.
frans leroux
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@team impression pi, good to hear that you are working on the ios support on the software side, but my question is, do i need another cable (lightning) because the micro usb won t fit ofcourse.... this is not software, its hardware!
Team Impression Pi
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@Zulkipli and frans, we are still working on the iOS support on the software side. We apologize for the inconvenience and we will keep you updated for the progress. Thank you for your patience!
Team Impression Pi
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@Cequan, frans, and Zulkipli, thank you for reaching out. Have you checked the FAQ and downloaded the driver and samples from below link?
https://developers.usens.com/samples/ We will set up a webinar to answer all your questions early next week. Will send a link here later today! Stay tuned!
Zulkipli Bin Yusoff
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Help ! Help ! I can't explore as it does not support ios ( mine is iphone 7plus).During the survey it does say YES.now what happen?