Denis, Teslasuit Marketing Director here. Looking forward to your questions!
as for feedback for users - we have it on Youtube - just google it by keyword phrase "Teslasuit VR haptic suit at DevGAMM 2017 Minsk"
as for prefix Tesla - we using it due to the fact that we are using current (EMS and TENS) to provide haptic (sense of touch)
as for electricity: yes, we are using TENS and EMS to provide haptic sensations
as for security: yes. we have 2 security system built in the Teslasuit (software level and hardware level)
PS. I can't answer so fast to other questions due to limitation of the Hacker News, but promise - I will answer to all your questions a bit more later
I don't believe anything in the VR space until it starts to be demoed. Too much vaperware and marketing BS.
Now it just needs a helmet with oxygen control and we can fully simulate dying in Elite Dangerous.
But seriously, that's probably the first thing I'd go for with regards to temp control. Elite cockpits look like a sauna if you overheat your ship.
Will this be as successful as all of the preceding gaming TENS products?
and on and on and on
6 motion sensors for the torso but none for the fingers? Going to simulate chest bouncing?
Wow this is so cool. Really makes me feel like I'm living in the future.
Not sure that naming it tesla was a good idea though.
Another step towards teledildonics?
Its already a pain in the ass to put on and set up the Vive...who's going to want to jump into a wet suit just to play video games?
How heavy is the battery? or do you have to stay connected to the wall outlet?
The only climate control system I am aware of that can be used in this setting are Peltier effect based systems, and they are dogs in term of energy consumption if you can't put fan or other thermal pump.
> Streaming service
> Imagine a fully integrated, computer-free version, streaming content directly to the user’s virtual/augmented reality system, that would work together with Teslasuit and Teslaglove models remotely and wirelessly. Revolutionary streaming service SDK will blow your mind with it unlimited possibilities, provided on most high level ever.
Pffffft. All of this reads like imaginary, aspirational nonsense. Just someone tossing ideas onto a webpage.
> Native SDK for main platforms such as Linux, Windows and even Mac.
I appreciate that 2018's vaporware is prioritizing the Linux desktop.
I think if I was after experiences that immersive, and willing to go to that much trouble, then I would take up paintball, or join the society for creative anachronism or something.
I'm interested in how the "weight simulation" works.
The Three Body Problem game from Liu Cixin coming to life!
> Motion capture and Positioning system I assume your suit uses IMU. How are you correcting for the sensor drift over time ?
as neat as this (likely vaporware) would be, i feel like just starting with something powerglove-esque and then extending up the arms would be easier and capture most of the value.
also, only two sensors per arm seems like it would leave it difficult to measure forearm twist. maybe they expect to recover that from touch controller orientation information?
How about a lawsuit?
That's quite some anterior pelvic tilt on the lady! Good thing she's going to be getting more standing in now.
"Teslasuit, n. A subpoena from Elon Musk's trademark attorneys"
i think a "haptic suit" is a good invention for the visually impaired. The suit could give you feedback when you body is near an object of when someone is approaching from behind, etc.
He shall know your ways as though born to them
They officially announced Teslasuit at CES 2018 !
When is the ICO?
Putting "Tesla" in the name seems like you're trying to use the carmaker's brand to bolster your own brand. Kind of shady.
"The Teslauit haptic library provides a range of sensations"
At least get your brand name right...
So now we can have true sexual assault in VR. I wonder what safeguards will be created by developers to mitigate that. I wonder what legal ramifications there will be for touching someone without consent, if any, and what kind of exposure to liability developers will have.
VR is dead. I can't believe this company is going to burn through so much money with this. This will literally never launch.