#VR – Virtual reality – ‘suit’

In Innerscape, I imagined an immersion ‘tank’ as the the technology for the top end of virtual reality gaming, but this suit is miles better. And its technology is perhaps five years away, not 80 plus.

If you don’t want to watch the video, have a look at this article from Gizmag:

http://www.gizmag.com/axonvr-virtual-reality-suit/43179/

More and more, I’m realising that the future is now. Heaven only knows what the real future will bring!

cheers

Meeks

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9 responses to “#VR – Virtual reality – ‘suit’

  • Candy Korman

    Back in my distant past (early 1990s) I worked for a Virtual Reality Company and recently I did a small job for a new VR company, so I’m not a stranger to the development of the technology. This new “suit” is remarkable and absolutely COOL, but it’s part of the continuum and there have been quite a few attempts to create a VR opportunity that relays tactile experiences. Back in 1993, there was a “sex suit” but that’s another story. (The company I worked for was not involved with it.) I hope they manage this new completely interactive experience, but I’ve been hearing… “in five years” for more than 20 years so don’t hold your breath. The platform is expensive and funding is always a problem. If they were working with a practical focus, i.e. training soldiers and astronauts on one hand, or developing the fine motor skills of surgeons and bomb squads, I’d be more excited, because that would argue in favor of the 5 years. Each one of these suits will be EXPENSIVE, so unless there is a practical application, it’s just cool. Cool is good, cool is fun, but… it may take more years…

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    • acflory

      Hah! Thank you. πŸ˜€ Your inside knowledge actually makes me very happy. I don’t have any real expectation of being able to guess what the future will be like, but being proved wrong so /soon/ was galling.
      I feel better now. πŸ˜€

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  • HonieBriggs

    Perhaps in the future, humans will be satisfied with just virtually killing each other. Science is awesome. : )

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  • jedholtzman

    Interesting. I’m really curious to see where VR goes. As you know, VR has been around for over a hundred years in one form or another. Now it is all over the news. I’m just not sure if in five years we will all have a VR headset like we all have smart phones today (of course, not all, but anybody reading this blog probably does). As for the body suit, we will see.

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    • acflory

      I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that AR will become a domestic product before VR does. I love the idea of being able to step into a whole other world, but then I am a gamer. VR is like a personal reality while AR can be projected into a shared reality without having to wear bulky masks and other haptic gear. My guess is home computing /with/ AR capability will become built-in the same way that gas, electricity, water and phones are now. At least, I hope so. πŸ˜€

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