Thought it only fair to give a quick look at some other immersive game systems that I've seen online by Joyce Schwarz, JCOM, www.joycecom.com, emerging entertainment analyst and blogging at www.hollywood20202.blogs.com I just blogged about Headplay Inc. which is launching at DEMOfall on Tues.
Here's the link to that earlier blog on Hollywood2020.blogs.com HEADPLAY TO UNVEIL PERSONAL CINEMA SYSTEM AT DEMO FALL.(www.headplay.com)
OTHER IMMERSIVE SYSTEMS WE'VE SEEN ONLINE or in person at GDC or E3 include:
-- their 3D visor-- we saw at GDC
Info is taken directly from the www.3dvisor.com website-- linked from www.eMagin.com
Z800 3DVisor is the first PDS (personal display system) to deliver on the promise of immersive 3D adventure and entertainment. The Z800 3DVisor surrounds you with an enormous virtual display – for your favorite game, your favorite movie, or your work.
- True 3D stereovision compatible
- Advanced headtracking so you can
"Get Inside the Game!"™
- Stereo earbuds for superb sound
- Noise-canceling microphone
- Lightweight and ergonomic design
- USB Powered.
According to that site (and note, I did discover info on the Holodek demo on DIGG.com also):
The MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System is a cutting-edge gaming platform designed to let you play your favorite PC-based game titles in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment. Evidently according to info on the website, the system previewed at the New Hampshire HoloDek Gaming Theatre.
August 24, 2006. From 3-5PM at HoloDek Gaming Theater (in Hampton, NH), try out the MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System.
story on MetaMersion Immersive gaming system
PDF of BEDFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL newspaper story on the Holodek preview of the Metamersion system. Note also some additional info that does not appear to be on the website about the creator.Dr. John Ebersole who's from Bedford, NH who used to design VR equipment for the military. https://www.metamersion.com/BedfordJournal.pdf
PS the story says that the backpack is too heavy -- click on the JPEG and you'll see how it looks. --it weighs 25 LBS!
(see it better at the link on youtube.com below).
Here's another -- that was presented at CBIT, 2006:
Future Play 2006 (a paper from this year's FuturePlay
Providing an immersive and interactive game environment requires rich and ... An ontology-based system for enabling increased interactivity through mixed ...
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-- Engineers have modified a popular home video game system to assist stroke ...
Researchers show how characters in a video game could be controlled directly by players' brains, without wires.
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www.immersion.com -- here's a recent story about their 'vibrating' system
News - Immersion Introduces Next-Generation Vibration ...
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