Locomotion device for VR
Master Course – Advanced Concept Design (ACD)
Manus VR wants to create a more immersive and interactive Virtual Reality experience by displaying user’s hand in the virtual environment through real-time tracking gloves.
The design brief was the following:
“ Design of a physical device that, in combination with Manus VR gloves, can improve users’ immersion and interaction in Virtual Reality videogames ”
VR gameplay is often limited to a small room space. Missing freedom of movement is a big immersion breaker and can provoke nausea (motion sickness).
Omni-directional threadmills allow users to freely explore the virtual environment but are expensive, bulky and heavy.
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Freedom of Movement
Adaptability to any User
The setup was simulated in order to test 6 main actions. The success of this test motivated me to proceed into the detailing of this concept.
Dimensions closed: Diameter 165 cm / Height 14 cm
Dimensions open: Diameter 200 cm / Height 120 cm
Weight: 22.5 kg
Foldable pillars allows the product to be stored (for example under a bed) when not playing