Virtuix , a startup dedicated to virtual reality, is building a VR treadmill for gamers. Omni One is an elaborate full-body controller that allows you to physically run, jump and crouch in place. Following a previous device focused on business and arcades, it is expected to arrive in mid-2021 at a price of $ 1,995 and Virtuix announces the product with a crowdfunding investment campaign.
The crowdfunded Virtuix Omni began development in 2013. It is not a traditional treadmill: it is a low-friction platform that is used in conjunction with shoe covers and a harness. As an Omni One prototype video demonstrates, the device basically holds you in place as your feet slide across the platform and that movement is translated into a VR environment.
Omni One is more compact than its predecessors, anchoring users to a single vertical bar instead of a ring around the waist. It also does not clutter the house as it is possible to fold it and put it away. It will have a dedicated store where you can download different first and third-party titles, with games similar to Fortnite and Call of Duty, for example.
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