Virtual reality shoes?

Can you walk the walk with VR gaming shoes?

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VR shoes: 'I feel totally knackered'

A pair of shoes has been demoed that tracks the wearer's movements in real life and mirrors their steps in virtual worlds.

The Cybershoes product is currently compatible with virtual reality games on the PC gaming platform Steam. But there is one big limitation - the owner's endurance level.

BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab tried out the footwear at the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas last week for as long as he could manage.

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History Of Virtual Reality - Virtual Reality Society

Virtual reality has beginnings that preceded the time that the concept was coined and formalised. In this detailed history of virtual reality we look at how technology has evolved and how key pioneers have paved the path for virtual reality as we know it today.

Early attempts at virtual reality

Panoramic paintings

If we focus more strictly on the scope of virtual reality as a means of creating the illusion that we are present somewhere we are not, then the earliest attempt at virtual reality is surely the 360-degree murals (or panoramic paintings) from the nineteenth century.

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