Google technology company made a patent application for "motorized shoes" to provide movement sensation in a virtual environment.
When using an RV helmet, people are always a little scared. When they don't see what's around them, they don't know whether to walk or stay in that place so they don't hit something. Google have found a solution to that problem. The company submitted a patent application to develop "motorized shoes" specifically for "augmented or virtual reality".
In a patent application Google He gave a brief description of how it would work. "This allows users to run seemingly in endless virtual environments, while remaining in physical space defined in the physical environment," he explained. The idea is that it offers the possibility of "unlimited movement".
In the documents presented at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, they present a number of possible shoe designs. It's possible that it's like skates to move in place. Another is that it includes the "caterpillar type" system. In this way, people can walk in a place and at the same time have the feeling that they are walking in virtual reality.
Likewise, that does not mean that it is a commercial product. The main idea of patents is the possibility of creating a prototype. Google It aims to enhance the experience by using a virtual reality helmet without crashing into the walls of the room.
Other types of solutions to this problem have emerged. For example, a company creates a kind of treadmill for virtual reality. It holds the user with a waist so he walks in that place. However, most of these proposals are very expensive.
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