3rd Space Vests Lets You Feel Game Hits
TN Games 3rd Space Vests do more than simply indicate you've been hit in a video game; you feel a realistic blow from the vest itself.
(TN Games 3rd Space Vests)
TN Games patented impact-generating 3rd Space technology utilizes a quiet and durable air source to fire 8 pneumatic cells embedded in the vest. The cells are designed to simulate the direction and force of bullet fire in a first-person shooter (FPS) game. In addition, a wide array of sensory experiences, from crushing explosions to fear-inducing finger taps on the gamers' shoulders, can be experienced with the 3rd Space FPS Vest.
The earliest reference to this idea that I can recall is the interactive World Domination game played in the James Bond remake Never Say Never Again. The game controllers are electrified; when the player makes a bad decision, the voltage increases. If a player lets go of the game controllers, he loses.
(World Domination game from Never Say Never Again)
TN Games is not the only group working on this idea.
See also the Sensor Vest For Computer Games created in the EU's CONTEXT project.
(Sensor Vest For Computer Games)
Thanls to Jonathan for pointing this one out.
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