Tuesday, April 15, 2008

CyberWalk Omnidirectional Treadmill

Another step (sorry) towards the Holodeck. This rig allows a user to walk around virtual worlds in any direction. Obviously it needs a little work but I'm amazed it works as well as it does. Cameras watch the walker and computers predict the speed, direction, length of stride and so on, then adjust the tredmills accordingly. That's a pretty amazing feat (or is that feet?).

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