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Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Exercise, Technology | 0 comments

Gaming Treadmill Set for Release Next Spring

Come March next year, couch potatoes will lose all excuses to keep on the sofa while on their favorite video game, which may include Call of Duty among other first-person shooting games. The reason? Virtuix Omni – a gaming treadmill that is also identified to be the first omni-directional treadmill which allows the player to make natural and full-body movements in game scenarios.

The Virtuix Omni has an octagonal design and features a bowl-shaped platform that has an adjustable stability ring as high as the waist. The platform is made from a ridged, low-friction material where the player can twist, duck, jump and run, for a totally intense gaming experience.

A special pair of shoes is also made for the gamer; it has a sole that is also made from low-friction materials, while its toe part is designed with a stainless-steel pin that fits perfectly into the grooves of the platform for easier movement and firmer foothold. The shoes are actually designed to do away with unwanted sliding and slipping to allow the gamer to be busier slaying bad guys than trying to get up due to slips.

Not to discourage console gamers, but Virtuix Omni works only with PC editions of games; it is, however, compatible with the Razer Hydra gaming controller and Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And, besides translating all your actions into keystrokes that will determine your game’s progress, it is also capable of tracking the distance you’ve already covered, as well as the amount of calories you’ve already burned.

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