A video has just been released demonstrating a new device offering gaming locomotion, i.e. translating the actions of walking into in-game actions. It’s called the Cyberith Virtualiser.
Not much is known about the device currently, but from the video demonstration it offers a unique approach to the problems of gaming treadmills. For one, unlike the recently Kickstarted Virtuix Omni, the waist support is articulated in the vertical axis, meaning actions like ducking and jumping are measured physically (as opposed to the Omni’s motion tracked approach).
The uploader of the video and engineer behind the project is cleearly aiming for a mass market device, to compete directly with the Virtuix Omni. The the comments section ‘Cyberith’ states:
Its still in the developing process, i cant tell you numbers now, but my goal is it to make it affordable for every gamer without losing quality
We’re trying to find more concrete details on the new device and will them once we have them.