Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Holodeck made in Russia

Two Russian brothers developed a holodeck-like virtual reality (called Virtusphere) that allows players to physically walk around the virtual environment. Virtusphere is basically a giant hamster ball combined with a 3D virtual reality headset.

The VR headset is equipped with gyroscopes that measure the position of the gamer’s head and swivel the view of the game accordingly. Gamers enter the ball and, thanks to the wheels on which it is mounted, are able to walk indefinitely within the virtual world just as they could in the real one. See video below:

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