Crush your own ribs with simulated gunfire.
By Tim Colwill on June 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm
Ever wished that you could feel every crushing blow to your chest as you get sprayed with gunfire in your favourite video game? Well, thanks to an ambitious new project just launched over the weekend on Kickstarter, you may soon be able to.
ARAIG stands for As Real As It Gets, and it’s a wearable, multi-platform force-feedback suit you slip on while playing to provide you with haptic feedback on your torso and on your upper arms, as well as localised sound for a more immersive experience.
Each individual ARAIG suit consists of a decoder, which interprets the signals from the PC or console, an exoskeleton which provides the force feedback, and a skin to go over the exoskeleton which can be customised in order to personalise the appearance of your suit.
ARAIG, much like the Oculus Rift before it, is an expensive Kickstarter — if you want to get an actual copy of the product you’ll need to pledge at the $299 level or higher, and shipping/handling costs are not included.
Learn more and check out the video at on the Kickstarter page.