Google is patenting a pair of motorized VR roller skates
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Do you want to really, physically walk around in virtual reality? Is an omnidirectional treadmill too bulky for your taste? A giant hamster ball too confining? Redirected walking too trippy? An empty warehouse too expensive? If so, Ive got good news: Google is trying to patent a design for VR roller skates.
Google applied for a patent on some augmented and/or virtual reality footwear in May, and the application was published last week. Its motorized footwear looks like a pair of skates with treadmills instead of wheels. To use them, youd put on a VR headset and enter a virtual space. A flexible top platform would let you move your feet normally, going through the motions of walking. Then, the treadmills would negate that motion,…