We’ve seen a couple of games being run on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, with Valve’s Team Fortress 2 being one of the games to “officially” support the headset. In any case while the headset is said to offer up a pretty immersive experience, we guess there could always be room for improvement and that’s exactly what one company did when they put an Oculus Rift headset on a gamer and put him on a treadmill! Basically the video was used to show off the company’s Omni treadmill which is basically a circular treadmill, and together with a Kinect sensor, it allowed the game to capture the movements of the gamer and translate that into movement in the game.

They even hooked the gamer up with a gun-like controller which helped to make the experience a bit more “real”, and they also added a circular barrier around the treadmill to prevent him from falling off. Admittedly it looks pretty awesome and could prove to be a good workout too, especially if you play the game long enough and work up a sweat! At the same time it looks like it could be a little dizzying, at least from an outsider’s perspective, but it might be different in person. What do you guys think? Pretty cool, huh?

Filed in Gaming. Read more about Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality (VR).

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