Disney Research has unveiled a prototype of a special VR floor covering that keeps players from walking far.

Disney Research has unveiled a prototype of a special VR floor covering that keeps players from walking far.

Disney company engineer Lenny Smoot presented HoloTile – a prototype of a special coating that keeps the user in one place while walking. The development is planned to be used in virtual reality.

HoloTile consists of many omnidirectional modules that always move the object on them to the original position. This architecture of the device allows you to assemble structures of any area. There are virtual reality treadmills on the market, but they are limited in size.

The video showed that several people can be on one such surface at once. Several people can move independently of each other. This can be useful for co-op games.

Smoot believes the development could be used for virtual travel and VR games, or applied to art. Large structures are suitable for dances and theatrical performances in virtual space.

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