Gamers looking for a fully immersive virtual reality experience may be interested in a new omni-directional virtual reality treadmill that has been created by KATVR called the KAT WALK.
The KAT WALK offers a different mechanism to other virtual reality treadmills but has been designed with the same goal in mind to provide total immersion in the virtual reality world.
Watch the video below to learn more about the treadmill that has taken to Kickstarter to raise the $100,000 the development team requires to take their concept into production. KATVR Explains a little more about the inspiration and features for their new virtual reality treadmill.
KAT WALK uses movement within a small space in reality to achieve limitless and continuous movement in virtual reality. With its built-in and wearable sensors, you can literally walk/run (forwards and backwards), jump, crouch and sit in the virtual world.
KAT WALK is especially suited for FPSs and other applications in where you need to move around. You can control the in-game character with your own body, helping to increase immersion and decreases simulator sickness. The innovative KAT WALK independent support structure and open construction sets your arms and legs free.
It separates the space of body movement and the support structure. Without a ring or column surrounding you, it allows you to chop, wave, pick, beat, kick, run sharply and more.
You can move freely and securely without constraint or worrying about hitting anything. You can swing your arms naturally or rest your hands by your sides, getting closer to a natural walking posture. Different games call for different movements. KAT WALK allows you to switch to different actions anytime you want, so you can sit down to drive or fly when a game requires it.
For more information on the new KAT WALK treadmill jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below