With the advancements in virtual reality (VR) technology, developers of peripherals continue to create new products as a means to extend the immersive experiences into new areas. For Cybershoes, this is just their goal as they have introduced a new product designed for VR enthusiasts that will any them to step into new worlds like never before.
The Cybershoes allow a user an affordable, innovative accessory that is strapped directly onto the wearers feet, allowing them to literally walk, run or flee within VR. The product is being demonstrated at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 with an accompanying swivel bar stool to offer a unique VR journey. The Cybershoes are compatible with any VR game and are able to function with SteamVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. With the additional of the Cybershoes on a users feet, all of the movements of the player are controlled by the users own physical movement, so they can feel like they are actually exploring those ancient ruins or fleeing from a horde of undead.
“VR is an endless space, but you cannot walk in it,” said Michael Bieglmayer, inventor and CEO of Cybershoes GmbH. “The Cybershoes are the solution to that problem, as they allow you to walk in virtual reality, and enhance your immersive experience by letting players control their gameplay through natural movement, and it can be used by anyone with a VR system and a swivel bar stool.”
The Cybershoes have been designed with a number of benefits and features in mind. The number one of which is affordability, ensuring that any VR enthusiasts will be able to pick them up and add them to their VR setup. Easy setup and calibration ensure a simple, fast, and reliable set up process ensure users can jump into their experiences as fast as possible. The level of immersion that is then offered by the Cybershoes thanks to their natural movement system will ensure users feel like they are experience real life within the virtual world.
The Cybershoes also have usage beyond that of gaming, allowing them to be employed in training and planning for industrial facilities, physical rehab programs for the elderly, and architecture and construction previews. Any experiences that has some form of natural movement can benefit from the Cybershoes, extending the experience to a new level.
Cybershoes plan to launch a Kickstarter in the near future for the product to get it into users hands, or feet, as soon as possible. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on Cybershoes in the future so stay tuned for more.