One Step Closer To A Holodeck – See The Infinadeck Omnidrectional Treadmill That Allows You To Run In VR

The below video is from the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay. In this Destin Sandlin goes to visit the guys behind the Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill, we’ll call it Infinadeck for short, to save me having to type that again. Similar to the one used in Ready Player One, this allows you to freely walk around in virtual reality without hitting a wall.

In engineering we have these assignments called technology readiness levels. There’s nine of them and I would say this is somewhere between a six and a seven, which means there’s a working prototype that works and they’re just refining the subsystems. They’re about to go to production so it’s really cool to be able to walk on this Infinadeck before it goes out into mainstream production and see the behind the scenes engineering things they’re having to solve.

This would excite me but I can imagine these being extremely expensive when they actually get released. Not to mention the fact my other half will just plain refuse letting me have one. “It’s either me or the treadmill.” Your bags are already by the door waiting for you.

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Live Life From The Comfort Of Your Own Home – First Look At Siren: Synthetic Human

These videos are of the Siren Synthetic Human real-time performance using Unreal Engine. In what’s probably going to be a breakthrough for future games, this takes every movement of an actor and projects it as a virtual avatar. The results are extremely stunning and the first video totally had me fooled that what I was watching wasn’t all it seemed.

Epic Games teamed with 3Lateral, Cubic Motion, Tencent and Vicon to take live captured digital humans to the next level using Unreal Engine. Meet “Siren,” a high-fidelity, real-time digital character based on the likeness of Chinese actress Bingjie Jiang.

No doubt, this being the internet. Eventually this will be used in other media formats too. But I hope is eventually it’ll be like a more advanced version of Second Life, that way I can interact with people without having to get out of bed, sort of like that Surrogates film. “They have it, it’s called Facebook.” Sorry, thought everyone was deleting that?

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Don’t Jump! – Woman Falls Over While Using HTC Vive

This is a video of a woman using a HTC Vive, walking the plank. I can imagine it looks pretty scary from a first person perspective. What’s even scarier are the messy wires all over the room, I’m hoping they’ve just moved in. While the woman wearing the headset is trying not to fall off the virtual plank, she is then pushed IRL which causes her to fall down and bang her head.

Maybe stick to Mario. There’s never ever danger playing Mario.

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