Virtuali-Tee – shirt with 3D-excursion into the anatomy
Forbes, ZDNet, The Next Web and several other respectable publications have already written about this Kickstarter project. But what is so special in this monophonic t-shirt with a print?
Nothing special – just until the moment when you pull out your smartphone or tablet, open a special application and point the camera on a T-Shirt.
That’s how we live and our bodies work – the cardiovascular system, lungs, liver and others. The advantages of Virtual-Tee are obvious: “live”, detailed image will tell much better about the structure of the human body than the pictures from the textbook. In technical terms, the project cannot be called an extremely complex – a special print is applied on the t-shirt, the firmware application Vrituali-Tee reads and converts it into a three dimensional image on the screen of the smartphone or augmented reality helmet. The application also has several levels of “immersion” into the anatomy (the general plan, work of individual systems), and you might discover a lot of interesting facts. Every word, every picture is checked by a specialist on the subject.
The human body structure can be studies on the iPhone 6 (at least 8.3 iOS version) and newer Apple smartphones, Galaxy S5/S6/S7 and Note 4/5, and also the flagship of Motorola, LG, HTC, Sony and Google Nexus with android version 4.4.4 and older. The authors note that Virtuali-Tee may well run on older devices. All of the current tablets from Apple, Samsung, Sony and Google are supported. Furthermore, for some additional money you can buy a virtual reality helmet (Google Cardboard, Mattel View-Master or Samsung Gear VR) and insert the compatible smartphone.
Virtuali-Tee shirts are available in three colors – blue, green and red, each is made of high quality and durable material. Available children and adult sizes. The first customers can get the t-shirts at a reduced price – for $25 (retail price is already $30).
The goal of the project – by April 1, collect orders for a total amount of 70.000 pounds. In the case of final success, the first batch of t-shirts will be sent to customers worldwide in August. The campaign can be found on the crowdfunding platform – Kickstarter.