Portsmouth-based Yost Labs Inc. has raised $1 million and expects sales to double this year for its motion-capturing sensors that are so fast they reduce the lag time that causes motion sickness in virtual reality. Leaders envision creating a virtual reality technology hub bringing jobs to southern Ohio.
This southern Ohio company’s real-time motion-capturing sensors soon will show up in multiple video game systems as virtual reality products start to explode in the consumer electronics market. The sensors are already being used to help pilot military drones and have applications for robotics, physical therapy devices and self-driving cars.
Fast-growing Yost Labs Inc. envisions its technology not only making it a major employer in its home city Portsmouth, but an epicenter attracting new companies and jobs to Appalachian Ohio.
“People are surprised that we’re in southern Ohio,” CEO Greg Merril said. “Part of our mission is for people not to be surprised.”
Yost Labs, formerly YEI…