First “Omnidirectional” Treadmill for VR
OmniPad has created the world’s first circular-moving, omnidirectional treadmill.
Unlike traditional rectangular treadmills that limit how fast a user can run and change direction, OmniPad’s treadmill enables users to walk, jog, or run in any direction. Users can also naturally change direction in real time on the OmniPad.
This treadmill is marketed for gamers and Virtual Reality enthusiasts. Instead of sitting on their sofas, players can use OmniPad to move and explore gaming environments.
The company has a patent on its treadmill design, and aims to launch the first version of its device by December 2023.