Taking virtual reality to the next level of immersion remains a major challenge. It is due time new gadgets are introduced to enhance the overall VR experience. Cybershoes may be an accessory a lot of people will enjoy, as lets users literally walk, run or flee through VR. Not necessarily the gadget people would expect, but one still worth keeping an eye on.
Cybershoes Takes VR to a new Level
For the longest time now, VR enthusiasts have been looking for ways to properly “experience’ virtual reality. Given the lack of haptic feedback, actual movement mechanics, and so forth, there is still a lot of room for improvements. Cybershoes might make this happen at some point, a sit enables physical waking in virtual reality, which is not something users have been able to experience before.
The purpose of the Cybershoes is to strap them on one’s feet and wear them even while seated. A swivel bar stool is recommended to use while wearing these shoes in this regard. The new gadget is fully compatible with all of the existing VR headsets, which makes it a lot more appealing already. Owners of the SteamVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets can all make use of this gadget moving forward. All actions within the games and environments will be controlled by user’s physical movements, which puts an entire spin on this entire concept.
Cybershoes GmbH CEO Michael Bieglmayer comments:
“VR is an endless space, but you cannot walk in it. The Cybershoes are the solution to that problem, as they allow you to walk in virtual reality, and enhance your immersive experience by letting players control their gameplay through natural movement, and it can be used by anyone with a VR system and a swivel bar stool.”
As is usually the case, gadgets for VR mainly target a niche market. Buying a VR headset remains expensive, despite the lack of proper feedback and controls. Even so, these Cybershoes may offer a new type of immersion, as natural movements are very difficult to come by when exploring virtual reality. It is also useful beyond VR gaming, as it can be used for training and planning, among other things. An interesting concept which opens up exciting new opportunities.
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