Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we've built a truly one of a kind simulator.
Centred on the world's first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: an Igloo Vision projection dome; 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.
The full story of The Gadget Show's FPS gaming simulator build premiered on Channel 5 in the UK at 8pm on Monday 24th October 2011. This video contains the highlights.
For more information on the contributors who helped to make this simulator happen:
MSE Weibull [Omni-Directional Treadmill and Motion Tracking]
Igloo Vision [Projection and 360-degree Dome]
aps events and media Ltd [Visual Manipulation]
Extra Dimensional Technologies [Ambient Lighting]
Running in the Halls [Kinect Hack]
Robo Challenge [Paintball Marker Control System]
Yoyotech [Gaming PC]