The Sunday New York Times business section has a nice piece about Valve that talks about our wearable effort, among other things, and includes a few quotes from me.
I’ve seen some speculation online that one of the pictures that accompanies the article, featuring Gordon Stoll wearing a headset, depicts a prototype of a Valve HMD. That might be more plausible if the headset didn’t clearly have the letters “NVIS” on it. It’s an off-the-shelf NVIS ST-50 see-through HMD, with a couple of mounts added and a camera mounted in one of them. It’s a useful platform to experiment on, but it’s definitely not a prototype. It’s also not a video-passthrough AR HMD, as some have guessed; it’s see-through, and the camera is used only for tracking.