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CirculaFloor [locomotion interface]

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4 Author(s)
Iwata, H. ; Tsukuba Univ., Ibaraki, Japan ; Yano, H. ; Fukushima, H. ; Noma, H.

The CirculaFloor locomotion interface's movable tiles employ a holonomic mechanism to achieve omnidirectional motion. Users can thus maintain their position while walking in a virtual environment. The CirculaFloor method exploits both the treadmill and footpad, creating an infinite omnidirectional surface using a set of movable tiles. The tiles provide a sufficient area for walking, and thus precision tracing of the foot position is not required. This method has the potential to create an uneven surface by mounting an up-and-down mechanism on each tile. This article is available with a short video documentary on CD-ROM.

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 1 )