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Virtusphere Product Description
Virtusphere is a device created for full body immersion into virtual reality. The device includes a large Sphere with a
platform, Rolling Bar, computer, head-mounted display (HMD), button manipulator, sensors, and software.
Depending on the application, Virtusphere can be supplemented with various sensors and devices.
According to customer preference, the equipment can be placed either inside or outside the Virtusphere.
• First option: the equipment is placed on the Rolling Bar inside the Sphere. A user puts on the HMD after entering
into the Sphere
• Second option: a user wears the HMD and carries the backpack with wireless unit on one’s back
Each option has its advantages and our customers can choose the one the most suitable for their specific applications.
There are 3 main types of Virtusphere configurations: Basic Sphere, Play station and Simulator.
Base Sphere includes mechanical components only: Sphere, wheeled platform and Rolling Bar. It is offered to
developers and vendors of electronic equipment for virtual reality.
Virtusphere Play station includes the Basic Sphere, plus a computer, HMD, sensors, button manipulator, Virtual
Game Controller (VGC), and 2 sample applications. It is offered to companies working in the entertainment and
advertisement markets, 3D application developers, universities and museums.
Brochure of the Virtusphere Play station is available here.
Virtusphere Simulator includes ruggedized Basic Sphere, plus a computer, HMD, sensors, button manipulator, Virtual
Game Controller (VGC), and 2 sample applications. It is suitable for research institutions and organizations engaged in
training of hazardous occupation specialists (military, counter-terrorism units, police, firefighters, security, operators of
nuclear power plants and petrochemical plants for safely training and development of practical skills required for
Brochure of the Virtusphere Simulator is available here
THE VIRTUAL WORLD IMMENCE. LET’S IMMERSE TOGETHER
Virtusphere is a device that allows a user to walk/run in a natural way within any virtual environment. Virtusphere
consists of 3 independent components: mechanics, electronics and software applications, which can also be used
independently of each other. However, when used simultaneously they produce the effect of complete and total
immersion into virtual reality.
Mechanics. Virtusphere is an omnidirectional treadmill in the shape of a large Sphere within which a user is able to
walk/run (human equivalent of a hamster ball). The Sphere is mounted on a special wheeled platform which allows the
Sphere to freely rotate around its center. Since the Sphere is an endless folded plane, a user can walk/run inside of it
in any direction for any distance.
Electronics. An image of virtual space is provided by a computer (console) and HMD combined with the data collected
by the sensors that track the user's movement in real time. Depending on the application, Virtusphere can be
supplemented with various sensors and devices.
Software Application. A software application provides a content component of the virtual space. Thereafter, a software
application determines the functional use of Virtusphere. When used for training purposes Virtusphere plays a role of
and is referred to as a simulator, and when used with video game applications Virtusphere is referred to as a Play