Omni: a big hello from the virtual reality




Omni: a big hello from the virtual reality


When it comes to physical activity, gamers are trying to stay on the sidelines. Even without stereotypes is clear that the fans of the most active gaming boast activity in real life can rarely. But with the development of virtual reality things can change. Imagine an evening, you’re in virtual reality glasses on the treadmill is more expensive with a virtual gun in his hand …

Omni – this is a game platform that allows the user to get up and run around the virtual world at its two, jump and walk. The creators of the platform argue that it is “the most healthy way to play” and are developing software that can calculate how many miles you ran and how many calories burned per game.

Gamers will have to secure the safety belt in the ring of security, which is in the shape of an octagon size of a small table. This database, according to developers Omni, «frees gamers from passive sedentary gameplay.”

“People wear special shoes with toes that fit into the groove, keeping the foot in a stable position, and preventing undesired slip in the side. At the foot of a sufficiently high coefficient of friction which contributes to the stability and maintain balance. As a result, users enjoy a natural walking in a virtual exploration and immersion. ”

Special shoes and a surface with a low coefficient of friction to effectively make the Omni 360-degree treadmill is a place where, at first glance, move “moonwalk.” Platform, by the way, is compatible with the Oculus Rift, about which we wrote not long ago , Razer Hydra and other game controllers.

The current design of Omni has 120 inches in diameter, weighs 50 pounds and is strong enough to accommodate the user’s two-meter height. Ring height and waist size can be adjusted in size, so the device will be equally convenient for fatties, and skinny players. In addition, the entire structure can be dismantled and stored as sports equipment.

Interface vital Omni, including the platform, shoes, belt, hardware and software can be purchased for $ 349 on a page of a Kickstarter .
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