A common depiction of virtual reality (VR) in cyberpunk and near-future science fiction involves the user wearing a full-body rig to allow them to be truly ‘present’ in the virtual environment. The Teslasuit Project brings this idea out of the realm of science fiction and into the real world, as will be demonstrated at CES 2018.
The creators of the Teslasuit will be exhibiting the full-body smart suit to demonstrate a number of features that are designed to help aid immersion and give VR users more control and investment in the environment. The suit offers a full-body haptic feedback system which can simulate a sense of touch, a climate control system provides sensations of hot or cold, so users wandering the cold mountains of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim VR can feel the icy chill, while casting (or receiving) fire spells will cause blasts of heat.
The Teslasuit is completely wireless, and the team behind the project will be demonstrating how the suit can enhance the VR experience at its booth during CES 2018. Motion capture technology is used to provide a two-way communication between the real world and VR environment, allowing for gesture control and position tracking, while haptic stimulation provides the sense of touch and weight, using TENS technology of the sort of seen in electronic pain-relieving devices.
“We wanted the Teslasuit to erase the difference between the virtual and the real worlds. The gaming market, entertainment and enterprise in VR and AR are currently the natural applications for this technology. Also, as this is smart clothing, it will work well for day to day life and well-being, for example in sports training and fitness.” said Dimitri Mikhalchuk, CEO of Teslasuit Project. “But, we see its potential future use in a variety of different sectors including manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and medical fields in particular for use in rehabilitation, biometric data set building, collection and data management.” added Mikhalchuk.
Virtual Worlds Become Real With Teslasuit At CES 2018 [VR Focus]