- The Kat Walk is somewhat different from other VR treadmills, with an overhead support structure that allows users to have full use of arms and legs without the fear of hitting columns or other supports. Currently, VR headsets can track your head motion, but can’t respond to your body unless you’re holding a controller. There’s also no tracker that needs to be worn around the waist.
- Kat Walk requires users to don special wheeled shoes. It’s got a “high-friction” surface that makes it “feel like you are walking on real ground instead of sliding walk.” According to the company, the deviceuses a cambered base to transfer gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy, and to reproduce the movement locus.”
- Preorders are “coming soon.” The whole device costs $799 for preorders, with shoes coming in at $29 per pair.
Omnidirectional Virtual Reality Treadmill to Open Up Preorders
8. 24. 15 by Kif Leswing