I’ve just discovered a Virtuix Omni competitor: the Cyberith Virtualizer.
This platform seems to have 2 positive differentiators from the Omni:
- no need for special shoes and complex rounded ground, just keep your socks!
- the player can knee down or sit (see this demo with GTA 4)
Of course, it is demonstrated coupled with the Oculus Rift and gaming controllers (wii mote for instance) for perfect immersion.
I couldn’t find the price for it, or is it a prototype still?