Cybershoes GmbH, a Vienna, Austria-based company that creates affordable and easy to use VR accessory, is showcased its Cybershoes®, an affordable, innovative VR accessory that is worn on your feet, and allows you to literally walk, run or flee through virtual reality, at the CES 2019 in January.
Cybershoes recently unveiled its newly redesigned prototype featuring an improved grip for faster and smoother turning at the CES 2019 in January.
When playing VR games, you are required to sit in a swivel bar stool and strap the cybershoes directly onto your feet. The shoes compatible with any VR game, and function with SteamVR, the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, and Pimax.
The Cybershoes are affordable, easy to setup and features advanced immersion through natural movement by letting players control their in-game movement by actually walking in place.
“With the Cybershoes at your feet, all of your moments are controlled by your own physical movement, so you can feel like you’re exploring ancient dwarven ruins or fleeing from a grasping horde of the undead,” said press release.
Michael Bieglmayer, inventor and CEO of Cybershoes GmbH describes virtual reality as an endless space, which until now wasn’t easy to walk in. “We had to experiment a lot until we realized that the solution was not to be found in standing but in sitting. Then one thing led to another. And the result inspires: because nobody can escape the strong immersion that is possible with Cybershoes. That’s why the swivel chair you’re sitting on is forgotten in no time. We were truly impressed to experience the reaction and receive positive feedback from the tech-savvy CES audience,” he said.
Other benefits of the Cybershoes include:
Steam VR Optimization. The new treadmill support software from Valve allow Cybershoes to integrate optimally with SteamVR for a more immersive experience.
More Uses Beyond Gaming. The Cybershoes benefits go beyond gaming as it can be employed in training and planning for industrial facilities, physical rehab programs for the elderly, and architecture and construction previews.
Accurate Directional Tracking. The player’s vision is independent of the walking direction of the Cybershoes, meaning you can fully observe your surroundings while you walk, strafe, duck or bend to pick up objects thanks to highly accurate motion trackers in Cybershoes.