Omni-Directional Treadmill Means New Life for Virtual Reality

No longer a 90s pipe dream.

From Gadjitz:
The omni-directional treadmill called CyberCarpet created by Cyberwalk would revolutionize the way virtual reality is used for therapy, training, architecture and, eventually, gaming.

...works by densely packing small balls under a walking surface and letting the friction of the user’s shoes do the moving.

The device has already been used to take a few lucky individuals on a virtual walk-through of ancient Pompeii.

Thanks to Paul B. of niobid for the tip.

Write-up on ICT Results
Write-up in Gizmag
Cyberwalk Project Home

1 comment:

  1. I've seen something like this before? Ah, yes, that's where they found it.