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Weird Japanese Vibrating Technology Creates Phantom Sensations (Video)
It’s only in the prototype stage, but the research group behind it are perfecting how to deliver sensation to video game players. They’ve started with the hands first and use vibrating devices to create the effect. Weird? Definitely.
The picture above? In case you didn’t recognize it that’s a scene
from Mass Effect 2 where Shepard and this other guy are frying robots.
It’s quite appropriate since the actual photogrpahs of this experimental
sensation tech are quite boring. Watch the video below to see what we mean.
And the video:
Just a quick summary: In the video, the lady is explaining the
research in brief. As shown, the actual contraption that gives the
vibrating signals is rather clunky. But it’s feasible. As to whether it
will ever hit the mainstream and shake up the gaming industry, who
If this tech ever matures, it would be a nightmare slogging through
games like Bulletstorm or Call of Duty where players can’t avoid taking
hits. What about giant explosions?