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.
With only a head-mounted display and natural body movement, Teleport sets a new standard for hands-free flight.
Embodied navigation brings new vitality to drone piloting. Users directly experience flight through remote locations.
By aligning sight and body motion, Teleport establishes equilibrium in the body and minimizes discomfort common to FPV experiences.
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).
“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
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.
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.
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