In this week’s podcast, we have Jan Goetgeluk. Jan, Virtuix Founder and CEO, believed that virtual reality was about to make a come-back. He started working on the Omni motion platform in 2011, driven by a desire to walk naturally in VR instead of pushing buttons on a gamepad or keyboard while sitting on a chair. After two years of research and development, Goetgeluk launched the Omni Kickstarter campaign in June 2013, which raised more than $1.1MM and became one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns at that time.
The Omni enables players to explore endless VR worlds, moving freely and at full speed in 360° without hitting any walls. Movements that would otherwise require unintuitive button presses are now the result of natural motion – simply walk, run, and turn in 360° in virtual reality games and applications!
Backed by Mark Cuban and other major investors, the Omni is the first omni-directional treadmill that lets players walk and run in 360 degrees inside video games and other virtual worlds.
Interested in the Omni check out this investment link https://www.seedinvest.com/virtuix/series.a.2