Omnidirectional

Omnidirectional refers to the notion of existing in every direction. Omnidirectional devices include:

  • Omnidirectional antenna, an antenna that radiates equally in all directions
  • VHF omnidirectional range, a type of radio navigation system for aircraft
  • Omnidirectional camera, a camera that can see all 360 degrees around it
  • Omnidirectional treadmill, a treadmill that allows a person to walk in any direction without moving
  • Omnidirectional microphone, a microphone that can hear from all directions
  • Mecanum wheel, a specially designed wheel that allows movement in any direction, such as that used by many robots in the RoboCup Small Size League

Other articles related to "omnidirectional":

Omnidirectional Camera
... In photography, an omnidirectional camera (from "omni", meaning all) is a camera with a 360-degree field of view in the horizontal plane, or with a visual field that covers (approximately) the entire sphere ... Omnidirectional cameras are important in areas where large visual field coverage is needed, such as in panoramic photography and robotics ...
Microphone Polar Patterns - Omnidirectional
... An omnidirectional (or nondirectional) microphone's response is generally considered to be a perfect sphere in three dimensions ... As with directional microphones, the polar pattern for an "omnidirectional" microphone is a function of frequency ... Therefore, the smallest diameter microphone gives the best omnidirectional characteristics at high frequencies ...
Omnidirectional Treadmill
... An omnidirectional treadmill, or ODT, is a device that allows a person to perform locomotive motion in any direction ... Omnidirectional treadmills are employed in immersive virtual environment implementations to allow unencumbered movement within the virtual space through user self-motion ...
Omnidirectional Antenna
... In radio communication, an omnidirectional antenna is an antenna which radiates radio wave power uniformly in all directions in one plane, with the radiated ... Omnidirectional antennas oriented vertically are widely used for nondirectional antennas on the surface of the Earth because they radiate equally in all ... Omnidirectional antennas are widely used for radio broadcasting antennas, and in mobile devices that use radio such as cell phones, FM radios, walkie-talkie ...