The advantage of mounted monitors
In non-VR applications, the monitors on our simulators are mounted to the motion platform. Why?
- The majority of movement from our patented Eleetus motion platform exists to emulate gravitational (G) forces. We accomplish this by tilting the simulator in different directions.
- This ‘dynamic’ motion does not relate to the physical position of the vehicle or aircraft relative to level ground. Thus to realistically emulate G forces, the monitors need to move with you in order to keep the line of sight steady.
- If the vehicle or aircraft’s physical position relative to level ground is changing, the image on the screen will tilt to consistently match the given angle of the vehicle or aircraft.
With the fulcrum of the motion platform placed in front of the rider, the pivot point can be raised as seen in the conical structure above. This moves the rider not only in the rotational plane of pitch and roll, but also in all three translational planes. Simulating more degrees of freedom produces a higher level of fidelity.
The patented raised fulcrum design
The most significant advantage of the Eleetus Motion Platform is the patented raised and centered fulcrum technology. Unlike most systems that have the pivot point (fulcrum) placed under the user, our platform has a raised fulcrum that sits level with the users waist.