How to build a virtual playground itself

virtuix omni

In the movie Star Trek on board the spaceship-surfing fictional universe was a small compartment to recreate the virtual environment. It was called the Holodeck (literally – the holodeck). The crew used a virtual room for various purposes, including for games and recreation. What will the fans of Star Trek, when they find out that the current technology allows to create something similar at home? You will need a few things.

Oculus Rift

It all starts with a virtual reality helmet . Rift makes the impossible possible. The device is fully immerses the human consciousness into the virtual world.

Oculus Rift

Rift equipped with stereoscopic 3D-sensors and motion sensors that make the player believe in the reality of what is happening. Some video game developers took him closely.

Get a set of SDK Oculus Rif can be anyone, paying him $ 300. Supplies of the gadget will begin this month.
Virtuix Omni

The treadmill is the perfect complement to the virtual reality glasses. The omni-directional platform uses the game is not only the hands and the head, but also feet. Unlike a standard treadmill, which can be found in the gym, Virtuix Omni allows to move in any direction. Your every move is monitored.

virtuix omni

Raising funds for the implementation of Virtuix Omni is on the site Kickstarter. Rather claimed 150,000 project managed to collect more than 470,000 dollars. Serial product will be in January.


To make the virtual world more real, the company has developed an exoskeleton ARAIG as a jacket without a collar and sleeves. Vest uses a variety of sensors and pressure plates that provide tactile feedback during the game.


If Rift Omni and transmit the virtual world through sight, sound and motion, ARAIG covers tactile sensations. Shooting and explosions – all you feel your body. A pair of speakers built into the top of the vest can better hear the sound of flying bullets. All as close to reality.

If the project will bring 900,000 dollars, the opportunity to test equipment ARAIG you in December 2014.
Delta Six

Finally, a game controller in the form of Delta Six assault rifle. Startrekovsky Holodeck can be used to recreate the battle scenarios. Virtual space, which we collect from you is perfect for first-person shooters. The controller is equipped with motion sensors, so all you need – it’s aim and pull the trigger. Full immersion into virtual reality.


The project has already collected the required amount of money. Delta Six deliveries scheduled for the end of the year.

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