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Teleport

A BodyNav Drone App

Transport Your Consciousness to the Sky

Teleport is a first-person drone flight experience powered by intuitive body movement. Leveraging patented BodyNav technology, Teleport offers drone pilots a transformative first-person aviation experience. While traditional piloting techniques restrain users in sedentary postures, Teleport empowers them to literally lean into more physically involved and emotionally engaging travel. BodyNav also reduces the sensory imbalances that can cause motion sickness.

No remote
control needed

With only a head-mounted display and natural body movement, Teleport sets a new standard for hands-free flight.

Take to
the sky

Embodied navigation brings new vitality to drone piloting. Users directly experience flight through remote locations.

Minimize motion
sickness

By aligning sight and body motion, Teleport establishes equilibrium in the body and minimizes discomfort common to FPV experiences.

Revolutionary Technology

The Teleport app showcases MONKEYmedia’s BodyNav technology, producing a revolutionary drone piloting experience. Without custom hardware, BodyNav uses a novel combination of mobile phone sensors for an intuitive, first-person view (FPV) navigation experience free of the motion sickness artifacts caused by using hand controls. Pilots simply lean forward (using either their head or torso) to move forward in space; lean back to reverse; tip left or right to fly sideways; and rotate in place to view their surroundings from the sky. By moving through remote space using subtle, natural body movement, flyers have a more thrilling, visceral experience of teleportation.

Traditional FPV headset interfaces use multiple sensor axes (e.g. rotate left/right, pivot up/down, tip left/right) to establish viewer orientation, and require handheld controllers (e.g., joysticks, gamepads, keyboards, etc.) for locomotion. BodyNav decouples and remaps headset axes to create intuitive hands-free interactions. This frees viewers from sedentary limitations, and allows developers to comfortably transport them to the sky. Teleportation requires a DJI drone controllable via iPhone (such as DJI Spark via WiFi or DJI Phantom 4 via USB) and a wearable stereoscopic 3D headset (like Google Cardboard).

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“It’s one of those things that makes perfect sense AFTER someone finally points it out.”

Shaun Sheppard
Creative Innovator at Motion Reality, Inc.

“Fundamentally, you’ve solved a really important problem. It doesn’t require a joystick and you don’t get motion sickness. It has a very natural feel and seems to solve vestibular dysfunction. An outstanding solution. Really great.

Richard Garriott de Cayeux
Legendary video game pioneer and private astronaut

“Making the physical experience align with human expectations, as I experienced with MONKEYmedia’s BodyNav technology, is critical not only for an effective VR experience, but also for avoiding digitally induced motion sickness.”

Rob Bamforth
Principal Analyst at Quocirca Ltd

“It’s a bit like when you’re in zero gravity. By just slightly ever moving your head, you feel super powerful. It’s truly amazing. Makes you a super hero.
I really love it!”

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux
Managing Partner at Global Space Ventures

“Best VR idea. Great VR immersion. Should be studied by potential VRMMORPG developers. Head tracking, 3D sound and safely moving around all solved cheaply and in a satisfactory way.”

Aiscrim
5 Star App Store Review

Tackling Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is a long-standing complaint among drone pilots who wear head-mounted displays while using handheld controls to steer their drones.  While sitting in front of a fan, wearing a sea sickness bracelet, skipping meals, and eating ginger may provide a brief reprieve for those wishing to stave off motion sickness, these “hacks” are neither a universal nor a long-term fix.  BodyNav relies on the body’s innate center of gravity and equilibrium to drive movement, rather than an auxiliary mechanical controller.  This body-based navigation technique outsmarts and eliminates the sensory imbalances that can cause dizziness, nausea and other symptoms of motion sickness.  As a result, pilots stay comfortable, engaged and in control.

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Patented Technology

BodyNav, Walk-in Theater and Teleport are covered by US Patent 9,563,202, US Patent 9,579,586, US Patent 9,612,627, US Patent 9,656,168, US Patent 9,658,617, US Patent 9,782,684, US Patent 9,791,897, US Patent 9,919,233, US Patent App 15/905,182 and other patents pending.

Applying BodyNav to Your Content

BodyNav technology can easily be adapted to modernize your user experience. It will enhance first-person gaming, multi-camera performances and sporting events, video conferencing and telepresence applications, control of remote vehicles, street-view maps, augmented reality, architectural simulations, and 3D user interfaces for browsing documents and images.

Contact our team to learn more about how our technology can enhance your products.

 


 

Copyright © 2018 MONKEYmedia, Inc.  All rights reserved.  MONKEYmedia and SeamlessTV are registered trademarks of MONKEYmedia. BodyNav, Walk-in Theater, Teleport, Seamless Expansion and Seamless Contraction are trademarks of MONKEYmedia. BodyNav tutorial game soundtrack courtesy of De La Soul. iPhone, iPad and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. The Teleport App has been tested using DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro and Spark drones. DJI, Phantom, Mavic and Spark are trademarks of SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. All other product names, logos and brands are property of their respective owners.