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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. …

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  1. Disco-Legend-Zeke
    Pint

    At Last...

    ...Feel-O-Vision.

    "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.

  2. scarshapedstar
    Pint

    Mhmm

    "The tactile technology uses a low-resolution grid of vibrating actuators"

    Finally, a way to get women interested in gaming.

  3. defiler Silver badge

    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?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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..

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    gr8

    anyone know how soon I can loot one from Curry's?

  6. po
    WTF?

    Felt up by Mickey

    So, Old Walt or one of his bastard creations is going to be feeling up our kids?

  7. IvyKing

    Bug's Life

    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.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Patentable?

    If the idea exists in lots of science fiction books, can it be patented?

  9. Steven Roper
    Thumb Up

    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.

  10. Pyros
    Linux

    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.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    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.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Devil

    Ooohh...

    The tactile porn games are almost here.

  13. Elmer Phud

    new tech?

    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.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    And the first demo code

    For some unexplained reason, the first demo seems to have been linked to Ariel, Jasmine, and Belle...

    1. puffspluslotion

      but...

      was it human Ariel or did she have the tail?

      1. defiler Silver badge

        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!

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    w00t

    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.

  16. Jerome 0
    WTF?

    A chair?

    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?

  17. richard 7

    So....

    Time to fire up the groinal attachment Mr Lister sir?

    1. Matt 4

      lol

      I still find it funny they censored the bit about the jailbait ball girl on dave

  18. AndyDent
    Mushroom

    Forget waterboarding

    Wonder how long it will be before the military version comes out. "It's not torture, Senator, it's a virtual environment."

  19. GrumpyOldBloke

    Queue the standards war...

    Direct Grope or Open GropeL

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