RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 148,599
Posts: 5,888,358
Members: 26,342
Currently online: 416
Newest member: mrklingon

TrekToday headlines

The Red Shirt Diaries: Shore Leave
By: T'Bonz on Oct 12

Shatner-Takei Feud Is On Again
By: T'Bonz on Oct 12

Star Trek Beyond Videos And Photos
By: T'Bonz on Oct 12

Retro Review: Cold Fire
By: Michelle Erica Green on Oct 9

Star Trek: The Animated Voyages Digital Comic Book #3
By: T'Bonz on Oct 9

Trek Writing Contest Returns
By: T'Bonz on Oct 9

Star Trek Mega Bloks
By: T'Bonz on Oct 8

Quinto To Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Oct 8

Shatner Twits Salmond
By: T'Bonz on Oct 7

Star Trek Beyond Poster
By: T'Bonz on Oct 7

Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.

Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science and Technology

Science and Technology "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan.

Thread Tools
Old April 12 2008, 04:40 PM   #1
Terengo's Avatar
Location: St. Louis, bitches
And the holodeck is one step closer

New omni-directional treadmills.
You cannot destroy nifty.
Terengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12 2008, 10:50 PM   #2
Fleet Captain
Re: And the holodeck is one step closer

Terengo wrote: View Post
New omni-directional treadmills.
I was just about to post this, but you beat me to it.

The page you linked to isn't loading for me. Here is another link though.

“A key feature is that you need a relatively large treadmill to simulate natural walking,” explains Ernst. “The one that will be demonstrated is 6m by 6m, with an active walking area of 4.5m by 4.5m.”

According to Ernst, this is the minimum size necessary for 'natural walking'.
Since Star Trek holodecks use a treadmill effect to simulate walking, I guess we now know what the minimum size of a holodeck is.
Brandonv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12 2008, 11:47 PM   #3
Ronald Held
Rear Admiral
Location: On the USS Sovereign
Re: And the holodeck is one step closer

Good article. How long before it is all put together into a TAS holodeck?
Ronald Held is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15 2012, 05:30 PM   #4
Location: New York City
living-room-based Holodeck by Microsoft

It's "the 'holodeck' technology," said Billy Pidgeon, analyst with M2 Research.
Microsoft Sketches Out Holodeck-ish Tech in Patent App
I would say the photo in the patent really shows the closest thing so far in your own living room.
Environmental display by projection
so that the peripheral image appears as an extention of the primary image
with the XBOX 720 in 2014?
jefferiestubes8 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.