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Tuesday, August 20 2019 - 20:11
Cybershoes(R) The Next Leap Into Virtual Reality
COLOGNE, Germany, August 20, 2019, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Cybershoes® [ ], the virtual reality accessory by the 
Austrian tech start-up of the same name, Cybershoes GmbH, will meet  VR 
enthusiasts at the gaming fair gamescom 2019 with its latest, 
ready-to-be-shipped design. In addition to walking and running and turning 
around in 360 degrees, now a new "jumping" 
[ ] feature is supported, so that 
users can enjoy even more freedom of movement in virtual environments. They can 
now step into their virtual spaceships, run away from zombies, or jump right 
into fantasy worlds.

Cybershoes presented their prototype at last year's gamescom. It gained a lot 
of attention and was nominated for the Best Hardware award – alongside 
well-known industry giants. 

Today, the third and final redesign of the Cybershoes is launched in a 
comprehensive package, including a 360 degrees swivel chair and a matching 
carpet. They will soon be available at major online retailers for every VR fan 
to enjoy. Check out Cybershoes live at this year's gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

When trying out virtual reality systems, the first thing new users experience 
is that using conventional VR controllers and implemented game mechanics, 
moving around is counter-intuitive and rather difficult.

Currently, moving great distances in virtual worlds is possible by using 
directional pads/buttons on the VR headset's controller to move the character 
or simply "teleport" the character. This often induces motion sickness, because 
our heads bounce just slightly when we're walking naturally. Our crucial 
inner-ear feedback for balance (using our vestibular system) is lost when 
moving with controllers. Today's VR movement accessories such as treadmills are 
heavyweight, expensive, loud, and are not easily set up for home use, nor 
comfortable for long sessions. 

Setting up Cybershoes, on the other hand, couldn't be more intuitive. Users can 
strap the VR-gear directly to their shoes using the bindings – just like a 
snowboard – and take a seat on the 360 degrees swivel chair. Next, users attach 
their favourite headset and start walking, running and even jumping on the 
virtual grounds. Cybershoes support the SteamVR platform – now compatible with 
the Valve's treadmill support as well. They are also compatible with any VR 
game that allows free movement via controllers, and are usable with most common 
VR headsets including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality and Pimax. 
The virtual footwear enables all thinkable natural movements in any direction, 
such as running forward to chase an opponent while looking back or sideways. 
Thanks to the sitting position, as opposed to of standing, Cybershoes enable 
far longer VR sessions without causing the users to become tired, while at the 
same time helping them exercise their legs. VR fans will especially appreciate 
the increased immersion in role-playing games with open world designs. The new 
longitudinal ribs ensure significantly better manoeuvrability in the game - and 
do not diminish the pleasure of sprinting forward quickly.

Up until today, Cybershoes has been thoroughly tested by approximately 4000 
individual users, including at successful international events such as E3, CES 
and gamescom.

"VR is an endless space, but until recently, users weren't able to walk 
naturally in it. Joystick movements make people dizzy and teleportation ruins 
the whole immersion. We experimented quite a lot and now have our third and 
final redesign ready for retail launch. Our solution is easy and practical for 
home use. I can attest that it offers an immersion that even VR veterans will 
find hard to escape," says Michael Bieglmayer, CEO of Cybershoes GmbH.

When Cybershoes got into Kickstarter last year, it was funded in just two 
hours. Until the Cybershoes hit the shelves near you, you can check out the 
successful Indiegogo campaign launched by Cybershoes GmbH:
Preorder your Cybershoes on the Indiegogo campaign 
[ ] or on the Cybershoes 
homepage [ ] today!

About Cybershoes GmbH

Four years ago, Michael Bieglmayer began developing a solution for locomotion 
in virtual worlds. With Igor Mitriæ, Doris Bauer-Posautz, Andreas Kern, Nanda 
Ithaler, Birgit Kunz, Georg Löffelmann, Liam Weinbrenner and Realonaut GmbH, he 
built up a team of specialists that has implemented the idea of high-quality, 
easy-to-use and lifelike VR shoes. Austria Wirtschaftsservice and the Vienna 
Business Agency support the development of the virtual footwear. Cybershoes 
GmbH was founded in May 2018.

More information about Cybershoes can be found in this video: 

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SOURCE: Cybershoes GmbH