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ZouTread - The Central-Directional Virtual Reality Treadmill

ZouTread is a central-directional treadmill for gradual turning in the range of +/- 30 degrees. The uniqueness of this invention focuses on the integration of four main components: torso tracker, display, treadmill, and simulator engine. The user’s direction of movement is captured by measuring the rotation of the torso in conjunction with the user’s forward direction. A gyroscopic sensor records these measurements, and the simulator engine software runs scripts that are designed to modify the sensor data by making changes, such as correcting for gyroscope drift and applying a non-linear input scale and gain modification. ZouTread also incorporates an optimized display to provide an immersive environment.

APPLICATIONS:
• Exercise
• Rehabilitation
• Video-Gaming
• Training
• Simulation

MAIN ADVANTAGES:
• Economic Method of In-Demand Technology

STATE OF DEVELOPMENT:
• Patent Application in Work

Additional Details

Owner

University of Missouri- Columbia

Intellectual Property Protection

Pending Patent



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