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A company just invented a VR suit that electrocutes your whole body

Through Michaelen Martin
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Where do you get the person who has everything and isn’t Thor, Storm of the X-Men, Raiden? Mortal KombatBlack Lightning, Electro, Lightning by Big Trouble in Little Chinathat opera guest of the running manthat one man in Misfits of science, and more pop culture heroes and villains than it probably makes sense to name? Well, there is a new VR suit on sale for the low, low price of around $20,000. And for that meager amount you get a beautiful new outfit that will electrocute you.

As futurism reports, the Teslasuit company has created a VR suit that “can literally electrocute you all over the body.” To be clear, it does not electrocute in a corporal punishment manner. Instead, it uses 90 electrodes built into the suit to simulate one of the five senses currently missing from the virtual reality experience: the sense of touch.

Futurism says the electrodes of the VR Teslasuit can simulate the feeling of being pelted with raindrops, being hit by gunfire, and even make two different people using the suits feel like they are touching each other. The VR suit can reportedly even simulate the G-forces felt by a driver in an F1 race car. You can watch a video below that shows off the suit, although it mainly focuses on capturing movement rather than the sensory simulation.

Tech Radar‘s Hamish Hector had the chance to try the Teslasuit on and was impressed with its performance. Describing the experience of wearing the suit and playing a driving simulator, Hector wrote: “Electric pulses fired into my arms and core, making my muscles feel heavier and I believed my body was really being thrown around by the acceleration and deceleration caused.” by a moving race car.” Hector also tested the VR suit with a virtual reality shooting range. Though he was initially concerned that the experience would be more painful, he likened the sensation to “playing paintball in real life after the first hit.”

These suits won’t just be available to just anyone to keep draped over their PlayStation in their living room. Hector said the VR suit he was trying on was specifically designed for “elite sports training” or “patients undergoing medical rehabilitation.” So for the rest of us looking to virtually punch our buddy in the stomach or have a lightsaber fight and really feel the punches, we might just have to hold off.

The VR suits on sale now, as mentioned earlier, cost about $20,000 per suit and there are only 10 available. But hey, if you’ve got the dough and want to know what it’s like to feel virtual raindrops, they’ll be auctioned off on open sea

In the meantime, some people hope to go beyond the relatively mild sensory simulation of these VR suits and actually hurt their users. Futurism notes that developer Emi Tamaki is creating wearable devices to simulate pain “to help the… metaverse world to a real world.” Yes you know. Because why not bring the good? and the bad in the metavers. You know. For children!

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