Force Feedback Vests: Get pounded with body slams!
(MH) 07.09.2007 – Get pounded with body slams, crushed with G-forces or blasted with bullet fire. The US manufacturer TN Games has developed a special Force Feedback Vest named ‚3rd space Vest‘. Small pneumatic motors slam the player where it really hurts: If the player is for example hit in a FPS by the opponent, the 3rd space Vest pokes the back or stomach. During IFA the special Force Feedback Vest was seen at Philips dealer lounge, however the vest is not one of Philips‘ own developments. Rumors were afloat that TN Games and Philips are discussing to launch the 3rd space Vest within the amBX series.
TN Games announced the Force Feedback Vest to be availbale in October (USA) for about 170 US Dollars. The vest is attached by USB cables and comes along with an air compressor. However, games do not (!) support the 3rd space Vest automatically, so TN Games provides a SDK kit for developers.