Virtual Balance™

The idea of a flying carpet inspired the development of the Virtual Balance™ interface for intuitive navigation through virtual spaces by body movement. It consists of a platform with three weight sensors yielding different signals depending on the body's centre of gravity. The first demonstration was a flight over the ancient city of Xanten.

MARS Group at GMD Bonn

More information:
Navigation and Devices

Virtual Balance™ (1995 and 1999/2000)
Concept: Monika Fleischmann, Wolfgang Strauss
Realisation: Karsten Sikora, Thomas Sikora, Vladimir Yelistratov
Projects and partners: virtual Xanten Exhibition: Telepolis, Congress Center, Luxemburg 1995, Cebit, Hannover 1996