This futuristic looking bit of kit is the ARAIG Exoskeleton (As Real As It Gets). It’s made up of three layers (a hardware decoder, undersuit and exoskeleton), and is designed to accurately provide feedback to the user depending on what’s happening in a game, whether you’ve been shot, punched or driven over by a tank.
Pretty. Damn. Cool.
The suit includes a microphone and surround speakers, and the way it’s made the developers claim it’ll work with “any console or peripheral, any genre or game”.
It seems as though its the culmination of LaserTag, Gaming and those Japanese virtual hugging devices… I’m not sure how keen I would be to “suit up” everytime you want to play a game but the immersion could be awesome.
ARAIG is currently being kickstarted, and if it meets its $900,000 goal, the first suits are slated to begin shipping out in December 2014.