WizDish being used, with the sliding motion making the on-screen character walk
WizDish features a slick surface that allows the gamer to move in whichever way they want
Preparing WizDish for use is as simple as laying it on a flat surface
WizDish being tested by its creator Julian Williams
WizDish in action: in front of a television set accommodating a gamer wearing a VR headset
Virtual reality has always felt like it's on the cusp of becoming huge, but it has never quite managed to gain the momentum needed to put it in the hands of the mainstream. But with the original Wii showing the way, and both PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect following in its footsteps, the signs are that we're moving away from traditional gaming and towards a future dominated by alternative ways of interacting with virtual worlds. The final piece of the puzzle in bringing VR to the masses could be a simple and affordable method for allowing gamers to move around safely while they have headsets strapped to their faces. The WizDish aims to be just such a device.
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