VirtuSphere is a new idea for creating virtual reality fully-accessible worlds without the limitations of a room with obstacles.
On their own words:
The VirtuSphere platform consists of a large hollow sphere that sits on top of a base and allows the sphere to rotate 360 degrees. Wearing a wireless, head-mounted display, users can step inside the sphere to fully interact in immersive virtual environments. The VirtuSphere enables 6 degrees of freedom – one can move in any direction; walk, jump, roll, crawl, run over virtually unlimited distances without encountering real-world physical obstacles.
So, it's easy to perceive the advantages of such technology and how/where it can be used:
- Military, law enforcement, dangerous occupations – safe training, simulation and mission rehearsal
- Health, exercise, sport – fitness clubs; bridge between classical and cyber games
- Entertainment market
- Education, museums
- Architecture, construction, real-estate – site model walk-troughs
- Virtual travel and tourism
- Home gaming and exercise