Here’s something pretty interesting we stumbled on yesterday over at Wonderland. This Avatar Machine is actually designed as an art project inspired by World of Warcraft gaming, and consists of the game “player” dressed up in a complete avatar suit wearing a headset and a camera mounted behind them.
The setup allows the person wearing the suit to see a 3rd person perspective of themselves from the camera behind them, through a video screen mounted inside the headset. They can then walk around in real space viewing themselves as if in a game. Get a bunch of real-life people together playing a game with suits like this with the ability to toggle views might be pretty fun. Check out the video of using the suit after the jump, it’s worth watching: