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Is this the best omnidirectional treadmill for gaming yet?

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
May 20, 2014
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  1. The Oculus Rift headset could very well be the breakthrough that virtual reality has been waiting on. But there are still a couple of major hurdles to overcome as it relates to supporting hardware - specifically, I'm talking about how...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,463   +3,020

    C.O.O.L. I love this stuff.

    Computer gaming and health fitness in one package is the way of the future, so people no longer have to compromise on for the other.

    The original Omni looked a bit claustrophobic to me. But this one is just the right size and motion freedom. Plus that idea of a special footwear isn't very practical.

    This one, on another hand, can perhaps even let girls wear high heels, if they want to. Say, if you are in a virtual ballroom, then it kind of makes sense :)
    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,996   +2,455

    I want one 4x bigger than that so I can put my kids in the middle ;)
    ikesmasher, aMerkuri, Stupido and 2 others like this.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,463   +3,020

    What's the point, if you are wearing an Oculus? Not only you won't be able to interact with them, but you will be constantly bumping into each other blind, which would be very awkward, never mind dangerous. This setup is for one person only.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,996   +2,455

    It was a joke, I was hinting that you would leave them there all day and they couldn't get off. At least one of them anyway. A day care they can’t escape, though it wouldn’t take very good care of them hence it was only a silly joke :)
    ikesmasher and m4a4 like this.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,281   +527

    Don't worry Steve - I caught the joke ;)
    Steve likes this.
  7. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    This thing should scare the crap out of people. Imagine this technology advanced to the point where it's so reactive that you literally cannot get off it, no matter how fast you run, and you can't even jump off it. This is the perfect prison. Ingenious contraption, really. You'd probably die of thirst in record time after exhausting yourself trying to get free. It's an inspired torture device.
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,996   +2,455

    Just walk flat footed :)
  9. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,882   +2,203

    I wonder how a more advanced treadmill would respond to invisible walls that are all too common in videogames
  10. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    That is evil, I love it! XD
    WangDangDoodle likes this.
  11. This would be a better way to level up than grinding or purchasing. If you want to get to the next level, walk 10 clicks.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,717   +804

    Ehh... just lay down, you'll slide off.

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