Foot tracking is coming

GrimGreener
Builder

Foot tracking is coming

http://www.talariavr.com/

 

https://youtu.be/hVZZ9JntP3o

 

I didn't know about this, maybe you did, but this to me is the missing link in VR. forget your treadmills, teleporting, thumbsticks and touch pads (all Ts? LOL).

 

I realised while playing Onwards that walking on the spot got rid of motion sickness. Ever since then when the locomotion debate pops up on social media I've been trying to promote the idea that a foot tracking simple solution is all that's needed. If you combine it with Lighthouse tracking and pressure sensors you wear like a sock you can have kicking and walking in VR. Streetfighther corridor kungfu scrollers here we come. Vive is going to rock. And I'm going to get fit again. Want to run -- then you'll have to run! Gamers will all be athletes by 2020!

 

I have no involvement with these guys, but they independently came up with the same idea. I will be a customer for sure!

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Se7en11
Architect

Re: Foot tracking is coming

Great idea im sure we will see a lot of new accessories coming out now.
I did see a pair of Tracking boots that are being developed but these seem a easier solution. 
thanks for sharing with us

Se7enVR
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MainFragger
Pioneer

Re: Foot tracking is coming

Here is another option..which I actually like more, because i don't like the idea of always having to put something on and take something off...

 

https://www.3drudder.com/

Vigilance
Contributor

Re: Foot tracking is coming

I agree i will be running with those on when doing Fall out 4 and other games.  This is going to be better than the tredmills, and I hope it is going to be affordable.  I think that is a wonderfull invention.  I am not sure about the wings but they are pretty cool.  I guess I can be like Hermes lol.

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GrimGreener
Builder

Re: Foot tracking is coming

I cant quite see how the 3d rudder would work. In games I play sested on a 360 rotating office chair. So you'd leave the rudder behind. If it sticks to your feet... how do you rotate the chair? Or do they expect you to sit looking ahead like in a fighter and use joypad to move the vehicle?
I think maybe its just the games I'm playing work differently. Thinking about it one of the Gear VR games works more like a flight sim than something you steer by looking. Guess it will depend kn the game how useful it is. The key think for me... the controllers have erm... controls on them. So sitting facing forwards you can even play with a Xbox controller like the rift does.
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MainFragger
Pioneer

Re: Foot tracking is coming

No totally sure.  If it doesn't have something to make it cling to feet, I'd probably  glue a single strap on for one foot.  That way, I can use one foot to turn my position, and still keep the  foot attached to the controller and bring it with me.

 

 

andrin359
New Arrival

Re: Foot tracking is coming

HTC announced the Vive Tracker. So when will we see our feet and the whole body in the game and be able to step on things, play football and kick some monsters in the ass?

BDS
Constructor

Re: Foot tracking is coming

The one thing to remember about the Vive tracker is it isn't self powered, is it? So not only would you need something to strap it to each leg. But you'd need a battery on each leg too. Not saying it can't be done.. but it won't be as simple as attaching a tracker to your shoelace.

 

Just imagine the looks you'll get when someone knocks on your door while you are in VR in the future. You'll answer the door all sweaty with things on your ankles that look like police ankle monitors. I imagine more then a few will scream and run away. The future is going to be so fun and different. 

MartinMarty
Architect

Re: Foot tracking is coming

I thought I saw a picture of the tracker where it looked like the round end of a Vive hand controller, so I just assumed there was a rechargeable battery inside. No?

 

-Marty

Rockjaw
Architect

Re: Foot tracking is coming


@MartinMarty wrote:

I thought I saw a picture of the tracker where it looked like the round end of a Vive hand controller, so I just assumed there was a rechargeable battery inside. No?

 

-Marty


Yep. The Tracker is rechargeable, similar to the controllers.

BDS
Constructor

Re: Foot tracking is coming

Cool. I did not know that. No wonder the Vive tracker was so lauded. I thought it was a great step forward even if it needed a battery. Well done, HTC!

Vigilance
Contributor

Re: Foot tracking is coming

This is great.  When are you going to release it.

 

wOOOOt
Pioneer

Re: Foot tracking is coming

I am sorry guys, its a lovely idea.

But - it is still dependant on real body movement. Lifting your feet like that to walk around in a VR world will be like jogging to most gamers. Seriously how far do you think anyone would get in Fallout4? lol..

 

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for a good cardio game. But like I said in other threads - Games that I play for fun, should not be exhausting. I want to play 2-3 hours in Fallout4, and not give up after 20 minutes, because my pulse is about to explode my head Smiley Very Happy

 

Yes - Im not in good shape - but honestly - how many gamers are? 

Anyway - we need to find a better solution, where everyone can walk/run in VR for long periods, without being worked out Smiley Very Happy

hovrpro
New Arrival

Re: Foot tracking is coming

Check this product at hovrpro.com 

We just recived the two VIVE trackers and will test using them attached to our shoose and playing while sitting. You could work, jog or run with for hours with out your pulse exploding and be closer to reality.