Virtual Reality has been a well covered subject in the past two decades. Prime examples of VR are in movies like “The Lawnmower Man” and “TRON”, TV shows like “VR.5″ and “Harsh Reality”, and cult favorite books such as “Necronomicon” and “Otherland”. All of these examples have one theme in common that reality does not…full freedom of unrestricted movement within a virtual environment.
VirtueSphere, Inc. is going to take us there.
The VirtuSphere platform is a large hollow sphere that sits on top of a roller-type base and allows the sphere to rotate 360 degrees. Wearing a wireless head mounted display, users can climb inside the sphere to fully interact with intuitive virtual landscapes. The VirtuSphere enables 6 degrees of freedom – one can move in any direction; walk, jump, roll, crawl, run over unlimited distances without encountering real-world physical obstacles.
I’m sold! Send mine via Geeknews, please :) Seriously though, this is an incredible achievement, and a immersive means with which to train soldiers, or have alot of gaming fun. I’d recommend taking a stroll around their website, the applications for this technology are “virtually” limitless! (Pun intended)