Feel Three makes a motion platform designed for the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets. It’s designed purely for virtual reality headsets so it doesn’t need to move display panels around.
Regular roller chains, which are powered by some high torque motors, grip the bottom of a modular sphere with high traction rubber rollers. This means the sphere can be rolled to the side by one set of motors but also simultaneously pitched forward and back and rotated around. A gyroscope on the platform allows the virtual reality headset to track the position of your head in the cockpit, and extrapolating the data from the gyroscope in the Oculus Rift. The Oculus camera is mounted inside the sphere to track positional head movements,
Fell Three are finalising the design before they launch a Kickstarter to get the first units made.
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