Elon Musk and Tesla might be all about using renewable energy to provide electricity, but Teslasuit is a completely different story. First of all, it has nothing to do with Musk. Second of all, it’s a suit designed for AR or VR experiences #realitymagic
Teslasuit looks like Dibny’s upgraded superhero costume from “The Flash” but it’s designed to feel everything and repel nothing. The creators call it an “electro-tactile haptic feedback system” which means… it sends electric shocks to the user’s nerves to simulate the things that happen in a VR or AR application.
Thanks to 46 haptic points, the suit can make the gamer feel every push and pull while also enabling him to feel the touch of objects in the game. The level of haptic feedback is tailored to each user’s preferences, while giving them the possibility to make custom animations.
There are 14 motion capture sensors embedded so the user’s body can always be tracked in space. Creators believe that in multiplayer VR experiences, their suit can be a great addition helping the gamers connect even if they’re not in the same physical space.
Right now, Teslasuit kits are arriving on developers’ doorsteps, encouraging them to create experiences where these suits could show their value. Teslasuit is compatible with Unreal Engine, Unity 3D and MotionBuilder.
If all goes according to plan, the first consumer versions should hit the market in 2019.