"Phantom Sensation" Gaming Technology Could Make You Feel The Action
Over at the uni, a tech called "phantom sensation" is being talked up, and the applications are obvious. The test setup is a modified Wii console, and with a rigged-up controller, vibration sensors are triggered to rumble in certain patterns on the top and bottom of one's hand. Basically, if the rumble starts on top and moves to the bottom, you "feel" as if your hand was pierced. On a larger scale, this could be used to make people feel just about anything.
Things like this are always easier to understand in video form, so have a look. And get ready to have your Kinect and Wii MotionPlus bow down at the future of "interactive" gaming.