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#1 Dreamspell

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 14:04

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The Omni by Virtuix is a natural motion interface for virtual reality applications.

The Omni is the first omni treadmill that is affordable for household consumers, fits in a living room, and above all, enables the user to walk freely and naturally in virtual environments.

Applications of omni-directional movement in virtual reality stretch far beyond gaming: training and simulation, fitness and exercising, virtual tourism, virtual tradeshows and events, virtual meet-ups and multi-person adventures, virtual workplaces, virtual museums, physical therapy, VR architecture, VR concerts, etc. The possibilities are limitless. Virtual reality is the future.

Virtuix is currently preparing a Kickstarter campaign to launch the Omni.

Homepage @ Virtuix.com
FAQ @ Virtuix.com/frequently-asked-questions

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHWJMytx5I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpYJXrDHOBk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxwknXZ_fR0


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 22:54

I think I can sell my Wife on the Oculus Rift, but I doubt this'll fly. Personally I wouldn't want to be seen with one of those anyways, to over-the-top-geek for me lol

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 00:26

My question is... how does he jump?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 13:30

My question is... how does he jump?


By jumping a little as shown in the non-game demo video.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 14:00

Ahh yes, I caught that TF2 video last week. It's like a portable version of The Gadget Show's build, only a lot sooner than I'd have expected. :) I'd love to have one of those. Not sure I could fathom the cost though; I read that they're planning to make it less than $1,000, so it'll probably be $999.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 17:45

Ahh yes, I caught that TF2 video last week. It's like a portable version of The Gadget Show's build, only a lot sooner than I'd have expected. :) I'd love to have one of those. Not sure I could fathom the cost though; I read that they're planning to make it less than $1,000, so it'll probably be $999.


That is extremely affordable, considering the last one of these I saw was in the $10,000+ range and took up more than 4 times the space of most bedrooms.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:12

Not sure I could fathom the cost though; I read that they're planning to make it less than $1,000, so it'll probably be $999.


Here's a quote from the creator recently posted on Meant to be Seen.

Targeting a cost in the $400-$600 range without shipping; this includes our tracking hardware and software



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 14:51

Here's a quote from the creator recently posted on Meant to be Seen.

Holy cow. :o Shipping costs would probably be at least $100 to here, but still, that'd be amazing! Just a shame I'm currently 40lbs over the 285lbs weight limit mentioned on there; but I'll probably get below by the time they start shipping. :p

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 13:14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOYklm_C7Ks

http://www.virtuix.com/kickstarter/

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:13

The Virtuix Omni Kickstarter is now live. The Omni is an omnidirectional treadmill for virtual reality which promises to let you walk, run, and jump inside of your favorite games. Prices start at $245 for a DIY kit and go up from there.

Preview by LinusTechTips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGFuedKS9Mg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVNr15CTPMk

Preview by Chris Pirillo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NbURH14ro

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 23:45

They reached their $150,000 goal in 4 hours, good for them. :)