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STUD: Yatek Multidirectional Treadmill for VR/AR Navigation

Alternative title: Yatek multidireksjonell tredemølle for VR/AR navigasjon

Awarded: NOK 1.00 mill.

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2021 - 2022

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Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation in which a person can move around and interact with a three-dimensional environment using electronic devices, such as special goggles with a screen. This simulated experience is being used for entertainment (such as video games), healthcare (such as medical training) and business (such as virtual meetings). Yatek a hardware technology start-up that aims to use innovative and research-based technology to improve the health and well-being of the population by solving one of the main remaining challenges in VR: How do you navigate in a potentially endless virtual environment without physically moving out of the room where you are standing? Our first project is to develop a new type of navigation device where the user can move easily and naturally in all directions while using VR. Enabling people to walk naturally within a virtual environment while remaining within the four walls of your room will make it possible to use VR in treatment of social anxiety, where natural walking is an important component.


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