Future of Gaming: Designers developing Virtual-Reality 'Cocoon'
CNN has profiled a rather interesting concept, an immersive cocoon which serves as a walk-in virtual reality pod and when complete it will be a human sized dome. Once you step inside, you will become enveloped by a 360-degree display screen complete with full surround sound.
Better yet, there will be no controllers and it will have motion tracking sensors and it's envisioned to be used in computer games, online shopping, and many more entertainment functions.
To quote: When complete, the Immersive Cocoon will be a sleek and shiny human-sized dome. Step inside and you'll be enveloped by a 360° display screen and full surround sound.
When the software boots up, instead of using a joystick or mouse to navigate the screens, motion-tracking cameras will follow the movement of your arms, legs and face, and a motion-sensitive platform will detect if you're walking or jumping.
"You've got display, sound and interaction all combined to create this fully immersed digital experience," explains Tino Schaedler, the architect-turned-film designer who is one third of NAU. More PlayStation 3 News...