Gaming Vest To Add Ultra-Realism

BY Andrew Miesner / March 29, 2010

An actual gaming vest, created by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania will allow gamers to immerse themselves in the virtual world, feeling every shot, stab or hit on their body. The tactile vest simulates the effect of an impact in real-time using four solenoid actuators. Military leaders have also shown interest in the vest, as it can be modified for ultra-realistic simulation of a battle. One of the developers had this to say:

The idea is to develop a haptic interface for first person shooting games,” says Saurabh Palan, a graduate student at the university who is working on the project, on his website. “The feeling of bullet hit, body impact and vibration or a shoulder tap will enhance the gaming experience and fun.



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