The Teslasuit is an amazing project that wants you to literally “feel what you play” with the full body haptic virtual reality suit that is quite unique and impressive.
The Teslasuit uses an electro-tactile feedback system that will give the wearer sensations of touch, force or warmth. The project is developed by Tesla Studios in the UK and they are estimating the suits to be completed in September 2016.
The neuromuscular electrical stimulation it uses will transmit sensations directly to the body of the user through electric impulses and a similar technology was used before as pain relief therapy for athletes.
They claim that the Teslasuit can make you feel hugs across continents and even experience climate changes in the VR, explosions and bullet impact (at a tolerable degree we suppose). The suit has conductive threads and waterproof neoprene layers, so you can wash it with ease and the T-Belt it comes with will make you feel like a superhero.
The belt provides the power for the suit and it is aided by several co-processors to determine Motion, Climate control and Haptics. The central processing unit is connected to your PC via wireless and it has a quad core processor of 1 GHz, 1 GB or RAM and a 10,000 mAh battery.
Currently there are two tiers of the Teslasuit that you can get with a different number of body locations for effects. The Pioneer version has 30 channels of feedback and the Prodigy one has 52, ensuring the climate control features. The Pioneer starts at $1800 and the Prodigy will cost around $3150.
The suit is compatible with all the headsets available on the market and the developers are also working on the TeslaOS which is described as the heart of the Teslasuit since it will permit you to install apps directly into the suit and connect any VR Headset to it. This operating system will be released as an Open Source to permit everyone to help develop new functions and experiences.