Inventors at the University of Pennsylvania are developing a vest that simulates on the player’s body what’s happening to the game character in play. The idea is to make the gaming experience more realistic by adding tactile sensations such as stabs and gunshots. But don’t worry, the vest doesn’t actually harm anyone. It uses solenoid actuators that, when activated, simulate various degrees of sensation. So, when the character gets shot, the vest jabs you in the gut… or the shoulder blade or wherever. The end game for this vest isn’t limited merely to playtime, however. The makers are also looking into military applications for training exercises. If you’re looking for a more realistic game, this vest is right up your alley.

Source: Wired