Virtual reality omnidirectional treadmill funded on Kickstarter in a matter of hours

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Virtuix's Omni, a treadmill device that converts your footsteps into in-game movement, has been funded on Kickstarter in a matter of hours.

The omnidirectional treadmill has already been in development for two years and, when teamed with an Oculus Rift headset, is able to give one of the most convincing VR experiences outside of an Animus.

The Omni project went live on Kickstarter earlier today. Virtuix asked for $150,000 (£98,000) to create an initial shipment of the device. At the time of writing $178,000 had been pledged, with the current total rising at around $1000 a minute.

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