The Cyberith Virtualizer Lets Gamers Walk, Run, Jump and Crouch

 - Jul 25, 2014
References: cyberith & gizmag
The Virtualizer is a virtual reality gaming rig, produced by Austrian company Cyberith, that allows gamers to walk, run, rotate, jump, crouch, kneel and sit down -- and have those motions translated into the game.

The key component of the Virtualizer is its base plate, which can support weights up to 120 kg. It is fitted with integrated optical sensors that precisely determine foot movements, while sensors in support pillars detect gamers' vertical position. The plate is coated with a low friction material, so gamers need only wear socks and don't need to create a racket while they're playing.

The contraption features a movable ring contraption into which the user is strapped. This system allows for a greater range of movement than other virtual reality gaming systems.

The Virtualizer is equipped with a counterbalance weight system that ensures minimum resistance and smooth operation, ensuring that the contraption isn't cumbersome to use.