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Camp

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Are you familiar with the term "cyber-dildonics"?
BTW, I cannot tell what exactly is going on in those pics (and movie). The website has no explaination I could find.
 

Alex Spindler

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They apparently have a pretty severe electric shock system attached to the controllers for a Playstation2. When the pad rumbles (in this game caused by being hit) it sends the electric shock to the player that was hit. That's why the players have random arm movements and are biting back the pain.
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Morgan Jolley

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I'm sorry, but no. They have things wrapped around their arms that cut off the circulation so that it is harder to play. Thats why their veins are popping out. It is also very difficult to play a game with no feeling in your arm, which is probably why they have such difficulty playing it.
 

Mike Voigt

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Huh?
I have to say - I am taken aback.
Why would ANYONE want to be shocked in a game?
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Morgan Jolley

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Umm...just because they are making one doesn't mean that it was implemented in that video. If they are still making it, how would they be able to show a video of it? And how does it work? I assume its not being made for PS1, which is what the people are playing. I stick by my original assumption.
 

Dean Cooper

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Basically the way it works is they have a modified controller that sends a current through a set of electrodes. Two bands for each arm (positive and negative). What it does is send pulses of current through your arms like it would the motor of the vibrator so you arm muscles flex like those exercise electrodes you can get now. That is why the one guys veins are popping out of his arms :) he's got the current set too high causing him to really flex hard which is most likely giving him quite a bit of pain. I have used a similar setup and its actually really cool. At lower currents it just tickles and feels like a very mild muscle spasm and the more current you push the more painful it gets. The idea really isn't new though, there is a video game in the James Bond film Never say Never Again that has exactly the same concept. The sensation is much more intense than just a rumble pack.
Dean
[Edited last by Dean Cooper on August 08, 2001 at 11:24 PM]
 

Dean Cooper

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Hmm I think I better explain what I was doing with a similar system before everyone thinks I'm wacko
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I was actually working on a body suit that had a number of electrodes in it hooked up to a PC to simulate touch. Basically a DIY VR suit, funky school project. :)
Dean
[Edited last by Dean Cooper on August 08, 2001 at 11:36 PM]
 

Dean Cooper

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Actually that was one of the proposed real world uses for it :) I should look in to marketing something like that.
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