[Cyborg] muscle-zapper forces gamers own hands against them

Sai noisebridge at saizai.com
Mon Feb 4 09:57:01 UTC 2013

I would love to see this.

Another curiosity: to be force feedback, not override, you'd have to
have very fine control indeed. It's too easy to just prevent someone
from moving intentionally; I imagine that it's actually quite hard to
get the stimulation such that it feels like "resistance" rather than
"my arm is not under my control".

- Sai

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729025.800-musclezapper-forces-gamers-own-hands-against-them.html
> I'd love to try this thing, it looks like it induces a lot of smiling :-)
> To be useful though I think you'd want to instrument both arms, and have
> very fine control over the level of stimulation.  I wonder how precisely the
> electrodes have to be placed on the arm?  They look like traditional TENS
> electrodes.
> The project page:
> http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/baudisch/projects/muscle-propelled-force-feedback.html
> mentions a publication in the Proceedings of CHI 2013, but I don't think
> it's even out yet.  Can anyone confirm and/or get it?
> Eric
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