Turris Chair adds another dimension to your experience with VR headset
We’ve got a good taste of what virtual reality applications will look like when they are fully developed to a stage where the distinction between reality and VR is going to be tough. Another virtual reality application in that very quest is the Praevidi Turris. This platform to experience virtual reality is a chair which pairs with VR headsets like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or HTC Vive to give you another added dimension of the experience. Turris is world’s first chair designed to work with VR applications in conjunction with the VR headsets. Loaded with high-end sensors and a computing brain (a computer), the chair acts as your input to control the on-screen character with the ability to move your head in any direction while doing so.
Just like in reality one can move in the forward direction while turning the head in opposite direction to have a look around. That adds another dimension to how you interact with VR applications. You simply have to lean forward or back to move ahead or in the backwards direction. Turning to the left or right moves the character in the same direction. Now while doing that you can move your head independently to have a look around in the virtual space.
Praevidi Turris has the makings of a good virtual reality accessory but at this point in time the price tag of $3000 keeps it limited to developers. If Turris can have a lower price point, consumers will be inclined to use it with VR headsets to enhance their virtual reality experience in FPS games. That said the accessory has a good prospect for the future.