The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset gives gamers a more immersive experience, so vision is covered as far as Vr goes, but what about movement? That’s what Virtuix’s Omni treadmill is hoping to provide. Another piece of the Vr puzzle.
This device will simulate walking around freely in an environment, even though you will remain in one place. It might even help you lose a few pounds. The device has been used in games like Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft where it looks great, and now the Omni treadmill is up for pre-order after a successful Kickstarter funding campaign.
For $499, gamers will get the platform, shoes, a belt to hold you in place, and tracking hardware and software. Have fun in another world, just don’t neglect this one too much.