Cyberpunk futurist gaming fantasies are getting closer to commercial reality courtesy of Walt Disney’s research labs. Disney Research, Pittsburgh (DRP), has created a new sensory based technology called Surround Haptics, which allows gamers and film audiences to feel a range of sensations wherever they wear the technology. The …
"The tactile technology uses a low-resolution grid of vibrating actuators"
Finally, a way to get women interested in gaming.
"embedded into clothing, gloves, sports equipment and mobile computing devices." No mention of naughty bits... but then, it's Disney.
Beer makes me feel a lot.
Sex sells, it seems
Interesting that the first two comments visible are about using this for sex. I'd be a liar if I said that wasn't the first thing to go through my head too... Remote-control foreplay, anyone?
To quote the Avenue Q song..
"The internet is for Porn..."
Lets face it the adult industry are always the early adopters from cine projectors, VHS, DVD, HD and Bluray guess they'll jump onto this too..
anyone know how soon I can loot one from Curry's?
Felt up by Mickey
So, Old Walt or one of his bastard creations is going to be feeling up our kids?
The "It's tough being a bug" feature at Disney's California adventure had something similar in the seats, designed to feel like bugs crawling under your seat. An even earlier and cruder form of this was the seats in the "Rocket to the Moon" ride back in the 60's and early 70's, the seats vibrated to simulate the vibrations of a real rocket.
If the idea exists in lots of science fiction books, can it be patented?
Huxley's predictions fulfilled again
with this invention. We already have the crass hedonism, shallow lifestyles, soma, and now the feelie has come to fruition. About all we need now is Bokanovsky's Process and Huxley's vision of the future is complete!
I've also got 50 bucks that says despite Disney developing this thing, it'll be the porn industry that builds the market for it.
Hey, give it time.
Sooner or later they'll release bits and bobs to third-party profiteers--by then we'll see it on the floor of the annual expo in LV.
You know which one.
Ah, they're exploiting the well-known "cutaneous rabbit" phenomenon.
Hope they don't think that they have invented it or in any way deserve to claim to own it or patent it, because they'd be lying if they did.
The tactile porn games are almost here.
Over the years I have become aware of Disney using some form of sensory projection alongside their products.
Mostly that of feeling a bit sick.
And the first demo code
For some unexplained reason, the first demo seems to have been linked to Ariel, Jasmine, and Belle...
was it human Ariel or did she have the tail?
Why can't she be the other kind of mermaid?
You know, with the fish part on top and the lady part underneath!
Now go and watch some Futurama, dammit!
My goals for old age are becoming flesh, I intend to spend my old age plugged into VR having virtual sex with delicious girls I never had an opportunity to have sex with in the real world. Preferably off my face on drugs and alcohol. I don't intend on having a very long old age.
Note - would make Real Kanojo a satisfying experience lol.
Their first choice of objects to put this new technology into is a chair? How many gaming / movie experiences can you think up where the required haptic feedback is limited solely to your back and arse?
Time to fire up the groinal attachment Mr Lister sir?
I still find it funny they censored the bit about the jailbait ball girl on dave
Wonder how long it will be before the military version comes out. "It's not torture, Senator, it's a virtual environment."
Queue the standards war...
Direct Grope or Open GropeL
- Product round-up Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows
- Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
- Review What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
- Product round-up Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
- Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'