Under a current BAA with RDECOM-STTC RNI is performing a multi-phase study with experiments to assess, identify, and evaluate virtual locomotion techniques for the US Army. Over 27 systems were researched, evaluated and discussed in order to answer the three goals for this project. Different sensors, devices and systems that help enable those products were also studied and discussed.
STTC and RNI will be presenting the results of the first phase at I/ITSEC this year (November 2010) in a paper entitled Virtual Locomotion Concepts and Metrics Study by Tim Roberts, Jay Saffold, and Pat Garrity. Over 27 concepts in 6 discrete categories were studies for potential experimentation in the next phase.