This is a world first. A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment.
Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we've built a truly one of a kind simulator.
Centred on the world's first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: an Igloo Vision projection dome; 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.
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The full Gadget Show episode premiered in the UK on Monday 24th October 2011 at 8pm on Channel 5 and highlights from the episode can be found here:
A full press release can be downloaded at the following address:
For more information on the contributors who helped to make this simulator happen:
MSE Weibull [Omni-Directional Treadmill and Motion Tracking]
Igloo Vision [Projection and 360-degree Dome]
aps events and media Ltd [Visual Manipulation]
Extra Dimensional Technologies [Ambient Lighting]
Running in the Halls [Kinect Hack]
Robo Challenge [Paintball Marker Control System]
Yoyotech [Gaming PC]