New virtual reality locomotion system has been created by a team based in San Francisco in the form of the KAT loco. Designed to provide a complete wearable locomotion system enabling users to walk in VR the wearable device attaches to your ankles and transmits data to any reader on your waste. “KAT loco is a foot-based VR locomotion system that gives complete physical control over lower-body actions, allowing you to freely walk, run, and carry out just any other movement in virtual reality. “
early bird ledgers are now available from $119 or roughly £95 and worldwide shipping is expected to commence next month during August 2019. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about how the system works and can be used to control your in game character.
“From the first VR Headset to modern solutions, VR industry as a whole has never stopped diving deeper and deeper into virtual world constantly heading towards full physicality of VR interactions. And now it is time for VR Locomotion to follow, bringing your lower body into play! Freeing your hands from controlling body directions, and allowing you to walk with your feet, KAT Loco is the last step to creation of a complete VR system with head control for vision, hand control for manual interactions, and foot control for locomotion. This effectively increases immersion and reduces motion sickness and space limitation. “
For more demonstrations and specifications on the new wearable virtual reality locomotion system jump over to the official project page on Kickstarter.