Teslasuit Virtual Reality Body suite – Feel reality.







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 5, 2016
Categories: General News

If you are interested in Virtual Reality you will find the Teslasuit Project on Kickstarter very interesting. One of the biggest obstacles with Virtual Reality is that there is no resistance and feedback while you are playing a game or immersed in a Virtual Reality experience. The Teslasuit project on Kickstarter aims to counter this VR shortcoming with the Testlasuit that they are busy developing.

The Teslasuit aims to become the world’s first full-body haptic virtual reality suit that lets you feel what you play.

It is a revolutionary smart textile virtual reality gaming suit that allows you to interact with virtual environments providing resistance feedback. The Teslasuit electro-tactile haptic feedback system aims to give Virtual Reality users the ability to touch and feel objects inside the virtual world.

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How does the Teslasuit work?

According to the developers of the Teslasuit and the project details which are currently on Kickstarter. The Teslasuit transmits sensations to the wearer’s body by neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), which is widely-used in athletic training and rehabilitation. It is very similar to our own body “native language” and is also used in Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) belts and other well-known devices.

Teslasuit: VR suit with haptic feedback

Haptic feedback glove, a part of Teslasuit, is in development.

Based on Neuro-muscular Electrical Stimulation that is widely used in medicine, electrotherapy and professional sport.

Teslaglove incorporates a mesh of sensors that could deliver wide range of sensations such as touch, wind, water, heat, cold as well as it would allow to feel a shape of the virtual object.

Based on Neuro-muscular Electrical Stimulation that is widely used in medicine, electrotherapy and professional sport. Teslasuit incorporates a mesh of sensors that could deliver wide range of sensations such as touch, wind, water, heat, cold as well as the force with tiny mild electric pulses.

TeslaSuit - feel virtual sensations

Tesla Suit is a wireless suit made of smart textile clothing fully integrated into a virtual reality system.

The Tesla Suit performs a dual role as a motion capture system and a state of the art smart textile, incorporating thousands of nodes to directly stimulate tactile sensation and pleasure in the skin through mild electric pulses.

What do people say about the Teslasuit

Although the Teslasuit is not yet commercially available. They have created several prototypes of the suite, and asked people to give their feedback on the Teslasuit. Here is some of the feedback they got from VR users.

Sara Cox feedback on Teslasuit

“It’s pretty incredible and exciting…to be hugged without being hugged” - Sara Cox, BBC presenter

Based on Neuro-muscular Electrical Stimulation that is widely used in medicine, electrotherapy and professional sport.
Teslasuit incorporates a mesh of sensors that could deliver wide range of sensations such as touch, wind, water, heat, cold as well as the force with tiny mild electric pulses.

Johnny Black feedback on Teslasuit

"It’s an extremely brilliant application for gaming and VR” - Johnny Black, Moving-Picture Сompany, London

Scott Brown feedback on Teslasuit

"... this is definitely the future" - Scott Brown, Captain of Celtic FC and Scottish National Football team

Max Kelly feedback on Teslasuit

It’s amazing. It would be great for gamers…I really recommend it.” - Max Kelly, Managing Director TechStars in London