OBE Tech

O B E  Technology

OBE which stands for Out of Body Experience is a family of five wearable controllers and sensors that are designed to be embedded into clothing and fabrics.

The concept was born in 2015 during a hackathon with the KER our own hardware that works as the brain of our immersive clothing with a waterproof and flexible case, motion sensors, piezoelectric, and other electronic components already used on our best selling the MIDI Jacket with the idea to make a full body immersive controller for Virtual Reality.

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After the success of the hackathon we pursed the concept and we made a MVP (minimum viable prototype) working with Unity and made a video to raised money and apply to Intel's Make It Wearable Competition.

OBE WAS DESIGNED WITH MACHINA'S TECHNOLOGY ALLOWING TO EXTEND THE EXPERIENCE TO MAKE OBE A UNIVERSAL IMMERSIVE CONTROLLER.

THE MISSING PIECE TO COMPLETE THE FULL IMMERSION EXPERIENCE IN VR 

To make OBE Technology possible and from the manufacturing stand point we design a modular sensors and controllers designed to easily be embedded into any piece of clothing or accessory.

The first to be released is the M.BOT v1.0 or Machina Bot a smart controller compatible with all Machina garments.

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THE M.BOT WAS DESIGNED TO SPECIFICALLY BE EMBEDDED INTO ANY TYPE OF CLOTHING.

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With a simple tap to our M.Bot controller, you can use it as a panic button and at the same time control music, lights, answer phone calls, smart notifications and even use it as a selfie button. A few gestures personalized by you, keep you connected and amplified.

  • Panic Button: SMS message with live location to five of your selected contacts.  You can find your friends/family in the aftermath of a disaster: Earthquakes, Fires, Floods or when feeling in danger.
  • Smart Notifications: Social Media alerts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Uber etc.) -  All mobile related notifications with special haptic feedback presets.
  • Selfie Button: Snapping photos at a distance! This is great for group shots and selfies, while avoiding awkward angles.
  • Music Player: The ability to control your music in a hands free kind of way!
  • (Play / Pause / Stop / Repeat / Next)
  • Keynote/Powerpoint Presentations:Configurable to use it as a clicker for special presentations.
  • Hands Free: Hands free to answer calls while in motion.
  • MIDI Controller: The ability to trigger different notes by connecting to Ableton Live, MIDI Studio among others using Machina's M.Bot as a MIDI Controller device.

*** New features will be updated constantly to have intelligent clothing for a better you.

To have a better understanding of how it works this video demonstrates some real use cases.

The M.BOT v1.0 is compatible with all Machina garments so users don't have to buy our technology every time. Users are able to switch their device within their favorite Machina garment.

Here you can see all the products compatible with the M.BOT v1.0

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