Fluidity Technologies has designed a drone controller in order to help pilots improve their imaging quality and increase flight precision.
Targeted at commercial experts and hobbyists alike, the FT Aviator drone controller was designed by a former NASA astronaut, pilot and physician.
Claimed to be the first of its kind, the single-handed controller was conceptualised by Scott Parazynski who wanted to address the challenges UAV pilots face daily and make their work easier.
Parazynski, founder and CEO at the firm, said: “Working with everything from the Space Shuttle robotic arm to surgical robotics in labs I found controllers clunky, inaccurate and in no way related to the dynamics of movement through space.”
He added: “Our patented technology changes that – for the first time providing highly-intuitive, precision movement to UAVs. It stands to lower the barrier to entry to drone flying, tremendously enhancing precision while also making drone flight a lot more fun.”
The FT Aviator is currently compatible with the majority of DJI drones and will be available for purchase on Kickstarter.
Expected to retail for $449 (£343), the product is expected to ship in early Q1 2019.
The FT Aviator is the first product launched by Fluidity Technologies and its patented and patent-pending technologies will soon be applied to the likes of virtual and augmented reality, computer and console gaming and surgical and medical robotics.