A company called Infinadeck is currently working on an affordable and low cost VR omnidirectional treadmill. Those who visited last Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo on 19-20 May 2014 might have a chance to try out that equipment there. It can work for both VR and AR (Augmented Reality) where the users able to walk in any direction and it able to keep the users in the middle of the treadmill.
I think another strong point is that it got sensitive movement sensors which can immediately react to users’ movement. According to the company, this revolutionary device can provide a true “Holodeck” experience where we can have unlimited movement area. Thus, that’s how they get their tagline “Reality Just Got Bigger“. You can watch the video below:
At the moment, that omnidirectional treadmill is still a prototype and they are still fine tuning it. It will sure be a direct competitor to Virtuix. For more info, you can read it at:
1) The Official Infinadeck Website.
2) “This treadmill lets you walk in any direction” from Engadget.
3) “Infinadeck Omnidirectional Virtual Reality Treadmill Unveiled” from Geeky Gadgets.