Boots for virtual reality - strange know-how from Ekto One.

October 10, 2020 , , , , , 0 Comments

 Immersion in virtual reality brings a person extraordinary pleasure, tearing his consciousness out of the clutches of harsh reality. Manufacturers are constantly improving their creations to improve VR integration. And more recently, exciting information has emerged about robotic boots that will solve the problem of movement and allow you to perform more tricks.



Moonwalking boots

Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly capturing our attention, giving the opportunity to reincarnate in various heroes. So, to move to another dimension, you just need to put on a special helmet, and if you supplement your collection with tactile gloves, you can not only watch what is happening, but also touch it in a fictional reality.


The developers of the Ekto VR startup presented the special Ekto One boots to the fans of virtual reality, which still allow them to move in VR without the slightest discomfort. In fact, a person makes the minimum number of movements in the real world, and in the virtual world he jumps on roofs or walks along endless tangled corridors.


From the side, the maneuvers resemble a moonwalk, since taking a step forward, the person automatically returns to the starting position. The development allows you to fully immerse yourself in virtual reality and perform as many different actions as possible.


Specifications and Applications

The robotic boots are completely made of carbon fiber, which makes the construction as light as possible, allowing you to reduce discomfort while playing. Full integration with virtual reality is provided by HTC Vive Tracker, which reacts to the slightest human movements.


In the lower part of the structure, rotating plates are installed that rotate in the direction of movement of the user . As soon as the leg is on a hard surface, the mechanism returns the person to its original position. If it remains stationary, the brakes are applied to prevent slipping.


The cost of a strange novelty

This unusual device has certain drawbacks that the developers are trying to eliminate. Therefore, they have no plans to bring VR shoes to market in the next 2-4 years. If the necessary adjustments are successfully carried out, then full immersion in virtual reality will occur in 2022-2024. Until then, the manufacturer will not rush to name the price of his product, since much will depend on the activity of competitors and the conditions that the world market will dictate.


Immersion in virtual reality brings a person the most incredible experience, providing a unique opportunity to escape from the harsh reality. Manufacturers are constantly improving their creations to improve VR integration. Recently, exciting information has emerged about robotic boots that will solve the problem of movement and allow you to perform more tricks.


Robotic boots will expand human capabilities in VR, but we should not expect their release in 2020. In order to present a revolutionary product to the world public, developers need to eliminate several serious errors. In any case, the novelty has become a new step towards the improvement of virtual reality technology.

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