Foot Controllers for Virtual Reality
As Virtual Reality strives to get even more immersive, developers try their best to come up with cool ideas to make this happen. We have seen all kind of controllers, audio settings, VR headsets, cool apps and rich content, but now is the turn for VR foot controllers.
Ready your Feet for Virtual Reality Foot Controllers
Feel what is like to wear shoes or boots in a virtual space, feel the difference of walking over different terrains and different textures. Imagine yourself kicking stuff in a virtual environment, or maybe kicking or stomping enemies to eliminate them. How cool would it be to feel the difference between your enemy’s skin and clothes? What about porn and adult entertainment? There are tons of possibilities, but we have yet to see how feasible these controllers are.
Taclim is a pair of shoes and gloves developed by Cerevo for Virtual Reality, it has built-in tactile features that provide haptic feedback to users.
Taclim recreates the sensation of stepping on the real ground in virtual reality, it provides users the sense of wearing the same shoes worn by the virtual avatar and delivers a sense of real touch. Taclim can also be used as an input device to control characters and reflect players’ motion in a virtual environment, this greatly increases the sense of immersion.
The 3dRudder is a VR foot controller that features highly sensitive sensors that enable users to feel and turn all of their movements into amazingly accurate moves in real time. They are crafted with metal and molded plastic, it seems durable enough to resist your enthusiastic use for a long time.
You can sit down, step up and use the foot controller to walk or run in your video games very easily, with almost no effort. The system basically enables you to push with your toes or heels in order to move forward or backward as you prefer, you can tilt one side or the other to move sideways, you may also rotate to turn around and even apply an opposite pressure with your feet to go up or down. The speed is completely adjustable depending on how much strength you put into the movements.
SprintR claims to put Virtual Reality movement at your feet, where it belongs. The SprintR is a wireless foot-pad that enable players to walk, run, and jump easily in a virtual world. It seems natural while freeing up your hands to let you feel a whole set of new experiences. If you use it with a mouse or a hand touch controller, the SprintR turns into a full avatar control for Virtual Reality games and applications.
SprintR is completely portable, you can use it while being seated or standing. The gadget suits any foot size. You can do everything from walk, run, jump, and crouch, and all with your hands-free. This foot controller is a really interesting option to open up hundreds of possibilities for gaming and entertaining.
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