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3 Omnidirectional Treadmills for VR Technology - New Inventions 2016
3 Omnidirectional Treadmills for VR Technology - New Inventions 2016
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: TechNow HD
Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill Hands on at CES 2016
Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill Hands on at CES 2016
Published: 2016/01/08
Channel: Road to VR
Omnidirectional Treadmill
Omnidirectional Treadmill
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: eDailyPost
WalkMouse - Motorised omnidirectional treadmill
WalkMouse - Motorised omnidirectional treadmill
Published: 2013/11/01
Channel: univisual
Best Omnidirectional Treadmills for VR Gaming
Best Omnidirectional Treadmills for VR Gaming
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: Gadget Inspiration
WoODT - DIY omnidirectional treadmill for VR
WoODT - DIY omnidirectional treadmill for VR
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: ZolarEnergy.net
Infinadeck, an omnidirectional treamill
Infinadeck, an omnidirectional treamill
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Infinadeck
Virtuix Omni Gaming Treadmill is Here!
Virtuix Omni Gaming Treadmill is Here!
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: What's the Big Deal?
Bluedrobe VRPod Omnidirectional Treadmill 2nd Gen Conceptual Promo 2016
Bluedrobe VRPod Omnidirectional Treadmill 2nd Gen Conceptual Promo 2016
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Bluedrobe Technologies
Omni-Directional Virtual Reality Treadmill
Omni-Directional Virtual Reality Treadmill
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: Futurism
The NEW Infinadeck - CES 2016
The NEW Infinadeck - CES 2016
Published: 2016/01/02
Channel: Matthew Carrell
CyberWalk Omni-Directional Treadmill
CyberWalk Omni-Directional Treadmill
Published: 2008/04/16
Channel: Cutting Edge
Walk In To Virtual Reality With This Omnidirectional Treadmill
Walk In To Virtual Reality With This Omnidirectional Treadmill
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Futurism
K-Mill The Omni-Directional Treadmill
K-Mill The Omni-Directional Treadmill
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Kmill Tread
Omnidirectional Treadmill: What is Omni?
Omnidirectional Treadmill: What is Omni?
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Fun VR Tech
CyberWalk: Omni-Directional Platform for Virtual Reality Applications
CyberWalk: Omni-Directional Platform for Virtual Reality Applications
Published: 2010/04/28
Channel: IEEE Spectrum
Virtuix Omni - Fallout 4 Walking across the Wasteland
Virtuix Omni - Fallout 4 Walking across the Wasteland
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: VRFocus
Skyrim in VR - Cyberith Virtualizer + Oculus Rift + Wii Mote = Full Immersion
Skyrim in VR - Cyberith Virtualizer + Oculus Rift + Wii Mote = Full Immersion
Published: 2014/01/31
Channel: Cyberith
DIY Virtuix Omni-Directional Treadmill Build Log (For VR Gaming)
DIY Virtuix Omni-Directional Treadmill Build Log (For VR Gaming)
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Chris Jones
360-degree VR treadmill is finally available
360-degree VR treadmill is finally available
Published: 2016/02/13
Channel: CNET
Do you know how to play the vr treadmill
Do you know how to play the vr treadmill
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: Virtual Reality Simulator - Guangzhou Zhuoyuan
Using the Omnideck 6 Omnidirectional Treadmill to explore a depth-scanned property
Using the Omnideck 6 Omnidirectional Treadmill to explore a depth-scanned property
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: Peter Thor
Terrible Alien From Oculus DK2 CV1 VR Games(Alien:Isolation) With VUE VR Omni Directional Treadmill
Terrible Alien From Oculus DK2 CV1 VR Games(Alien:Isolation) With VUE VR Omni Directional Treadmill
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: VUE VR
InfinADeck
InfinADeck
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: Shannon Norrell
Homemade DIY Omnidirectional Treadmill
Homemade DIY Omnidirectional Treadmill
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: Robbie Hense
Homemade Omni Directional Treadmill
Homemade Omni Directional Treadmill
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: Alexander MacD
Omni-Directional VR Treadmill Hands On
Omni-Directional VR Treadmill Hands On
Published: 2016/01/08
Channel: GameSpot
Cyberwalk
Cyberwalk
Published: 2008/11/14
Channel: MPIVideosProject
DIY Omnidirectional Treadmill Pre-Alpha Test 2
DIY Omnidirectional Treadmill Pre-Alpha Test 2
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: elreeko
GTA 4 in VR - Cyberith Virtualizer + Oculus Rift + Wii Mote = Mindblowing Experience
GTA 4 in VR - Cyberith Virtualizer + Oculus Rift + Wii Mote = Mindblowing Experience
Published: 2013/11/26
Channel: Cyberith
K-Mill The Omnidirectional Treadmill
K-Mill The Omnidirectional Treadmill
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Kendall Holmes
Multi-direction treadmill allows you to walk endlessly in VR world
Multi-direction treadmill allows you to walk endlessly in VR world
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: Rumble Viral
Omni - Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game by Virtuix - Kickstarter (HD)
Omni - Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game by Virtuix - Kickstarter (HD)
Published: 2013/06/04
Channel: PIXEL PLANET
Project0 - Minecraft
Project0 - Minecraft
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Ryan Swaims
K -Milll Omnidirectional treadmill
K -Milll Omnidirectional treadmill
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: Kendall Holmes
Omnidirectional Treadmill Tuscany Demo
Omnidirectional Treadmill Tuscany Demo
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Robbie Hense
Cyberith - Virtualizer - Omnidirectional Treadmill - The Future Of Gaming
Cyberith - Virtualizer - Omnidirectional Treadmill - The Future Of Gaming
Published: 2013/09/09
Channel: Cyberith
VUE VR - Movements In VUE VR Omni-Directional Treadmill With Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
VUE VR - Movements In VUE VR Omni-Directional Treadmill With Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: VUE VR
Virtuix Omni VR treadmill Kickstarter
Virtuix Omni VR treadmill Kickstarter
Published: 2013/06/10
Channel: Jake Deans
WIZDISH - Kinect HMD Virtual Reality locomotion platform (short version).mov
WIZDISH - Kinect HMD Virtual Reality locomotion platform (short version).mov
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: Wizdish ROVR
Omnidirectional VR Treadmill
Omnidirectional VR Treadmill
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: LaVey Productions
Omnidirectional Tredmill
Omnidirectional Tredmill
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: createLouisiana
Omnidirectional Treadmill with control and scene
Omnidirectional Treadmill with control and scene
Published: 2011/11/29
Channel: Mostafa Yahia
Infinadeck
Infinadeck
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: Infinadeck
CES 2014: Virtuix Omni -  Omnidirectional treadmill video game peripheral for virtual reality games
CES 2014: Virtuix Omni - Omnidirectional treadmill video game peripheral for virtual reality games
Published: 2014/01/11
Channel: PhotoFM.com
DIY Omnidirectional Treadmill Pre-Alpha Test 1
DIY Omnidirectional Treadmill Pre-Alpha Test 1
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: elreeko
Top VR Treadmills Virtual Reality Locomotion
Top VR Treadmills Virtual Reality Locomotion
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: VRvibe
Binopad with WalkMouse
Binopad with WalkMouse
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Binopad
Play Janusvr in vr Treadmill
Play Janusvr in vr Treadmill
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: Summer Ice
VR treadmill
VR treadmill
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: Tech Insider
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U.S. Army Research Lab's ODT with CAVE Graphics

An omnidirectional treadmill (ODT) is a mechanical device, similar to a typical treadmill, that allows a person to perform locomotive motion in any direction, allowing for 360 degrees of movement. The ability to move in any direction is how these treadmills differ from their basic counterparts (that permit only unidirectional locomotion). Omnidirectional treadmills are employed in immersive virtual environment implementations to allow unencumbered movement within the virtual space.[1]

Advantages to pairing an ODT with an immersive virtual environment include:

  • Natural navigational movement of the system user within the enclosure while still providing contextual cueing which simulate physical traversal through the virtual terrain
  • Reverting immersive navigation tasks from hand-based (mouse, joystick) to mentally hard-wired whole body (leg) based
  • Enhancing immersion by providing a whole-body experience that begins at the soles of the feet and ends at the top of the head
  • Facilitating whole-body haptic interaction

Future directions and discussion[edit]

Natural navigation employing the ODT has two fundamental, parallel paths. One path seeks to create wholly immersive, obstruction free environment as in virtual reality, the other seeks a lower cost, more restricted device. The immersive vision is that of a large active surface upon which the user is able to walk freely and unfettered. The second approach employs a harness for tracking, and optionally provides whole-body force feedback.

Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages. Without a harness, the ODT user is able to accelerate away from center of the surface. The system must recognize this using a variety of sensing means, and gently accelerate the user back towards the center. Keeping the forces that return the user to center below the human sensing threshold is the main challenge with these systems. The larger the active surface, the easier it is to control using this means.

With a harness, the user is kept on center mechanically, and the surface area can be made much smaller. But actions such as rolling are not possible. On the plus side, a harness can provide body forces such as inertia or slope display. In addition, the harness may provide lifting force to simulate free-body flight. And the well-defined user space makes interaction with outside haptic devices feasible.

Omnidirectional treadmills have the potential to also be used in film, such as in conjunction with a green screen. This type of application would allow limitless movement by the actors.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Ben. "Infinadeck is a 1000 Pound Omnidirectional Treadmill Designed and Built By One Man". Road to VR. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Sean. "This treadmill lets you walk in any direction". Engadget. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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