TITLE

Walking into history

AUTHOR(S)
Hadfield, Will
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);5/3/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7674, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that a joint European project plans to use treadmills to allow virtual tours of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Claim by the researchers that the environment will be more convincing than today's best computer games; Plan to use an omni-directional treadmill being developed at the Technical University of Munich.
ACCESSION #
17814645

 

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