New VR Game & Evolution story part 3 & The Invention Of Cybershoes
(thank you backer #268 McGuilty for the super cyber name)
hopefully, we are not too boring with so many updates, but there is too much to share...
@Youtubers - Packages are delivered and we are waiting for the first review 😅
the great news is that we agreed in 10/10 contract agreements with both DFM companies and definitely is confirmed at $330 000, we will make you JUMP!
@New VR Game: We've tested today this new VR combat game EVASION and YES -> definitely our recommendation.
Our rating 4/5: ☆☆☆☆
@Our chief engineer Mickey works eagerly to deliver your Cybershoes in time. Thank you to all our supporters on Kickstarter!! Still, 17 days to go.
@Evolution of Cybershoes - part 3
As mentioned in the previous post, we developed a frontal orientated VR treadmill named "3D Walker".
In order to actually walk in VR with this treadmill, the user needed specially designed shoes called Cybershoes (sounds familiar?) and to tie himself in bungee strap.
Walking was OK but not intuitive enough. Needed a lot of work to be done.
Treadmill paradigm shift - sitting&walking
Probably some of you guys are asking yourself, why we shifted from standing to sitting solution? One of the reason is after the first cost of goods calculation we realized that
treadmill solution is: "Too expensive to produce, too expensive to ship and damn expensive to buy!"
It meant 3d Walker will never gonna be consumer solution! :(
But it was not the main reason to sit down (idea came later) -> in fact, despite everything we still continued improving 3d Walker. Keep on Rollin VR enthusiasts...
Here is the real story why we sat down:
@The Invention of Cybershoes
It was summer 2016 and very hot in our garage.
Michael was tired of getting in and out of the harness. Coupling the harness to the support frame was a nuisance. Even worse, getting up and walking the few steps from the computer to the treadmill really sucked.
He put a mat under his chair and started programming the Arduino while testing the system at the same time.
Interestingly it felt very easygoing and the form of the shoes already supported a smooth walking movement. Not being hocked to the treadmill made him feel free.
What if, Michael asked himself, we use a chair instead? Everyone has a chair. We could only provide the shoes! We could be the first VR shoemakers in the world.
We could make a CYBERSHOES - shoes for walking in virtual reality. The idea was born.
When you are in VR, you can't see your body. Very different to seated VR -> the Cybershoes give you the feeling of walking. Your legs move and you see the effect it takes. The brain is conditioned to assume that you are standing while walking. Yes, you could say we do kind of a brain hack :)