Tactile Gaming Vests The Fourth Dimension In Gaming Reaches New Level Of

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Go away dude. I’m about to get shot! Photo by Saurabh Palan Unimpressed by 4-D developments they had seen at haptics conferences and theme parks, the team of students – Saurabh Palan, Ruoyao Wang, Nathaniel Naukam, Edward Li, and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker – set out to make gunshots, knife slashings, and the feeling of blood dripping from the wounds more realistic than the other gadgets they had experienced provided.Using a first person shoot game (FPS Game: HALF LIFE 2 – Gun Shot Moment), the team set up their own game mode source code with a Source Engine wiki, complied it, and ran it through a Valve Steam platform. Then they designed their own map and game level and created their own 3-D first person shooter game.The TGVs are stuffed with solenoid actuators in the chest and on the front and back of the shoulders, and they are timed to go off when your character gets shot. They even get you where your character gets shot. Getting stabbed is no sweat either. The vibrating motors embedded around the vest simulate that experience. Oooh. Aaah. Why the vest can even simulate blood flowing from a wound. Ugh. Immersive Game System Allows Physical Interaction Between Players Half-Life 2 scene via sharkyextreme.com Tactile Gaming Vest. Photo by Saurabh Palan Explore further Citation: Tactile Gaming Vests: The Fourth Dimension In Gaming Reaches New Level Of Pain (2010, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-tactile-gaming-vests-fourth-dimension.html But there’s more to come. More sensations. More reality. But not much more pain. Palan and team want the vest to communicate the suddenness of the impact, but not too much pain.And I should add, that the Tactile Gaming Vest is not being developed just for gamers, but for 4-D movies, and the military to simulate what happens in battle. Now, that’s realism. More information: — iRoboticist.com– IEEE Spectrum (PhysOrg.com) — Have you ever been downed by a shot to your gut from a USP Match in Half-Life 2? Not yet? Well, if you crave realism in your gaming experiences, you’ll want to know about the development of the Tactile Gaming Vest (TGV). Graduate robotics students at the University of Pennsylvania, motivated by realism trends in movies and gaming, decided to take a step into a new dimension – the fourth dimension of haptic reality, the tactile simulation of forces that impact characters in a virtual world or on the big screen. last_img read more

Bengal comes calling in photographs

first_imgAn exhibition of photographs kicked off in the Capital on 1 March which blends art aficionados into the religion, culture and traditions of West Bengal. Bengal has always been known for a land where festivals are more than the seasons. All through the year there is a festive aura, as each season brings surplus of festivals along with Faith as an important aspect in the life of Bengal and its people.This exhibition inaugurated by Bhaskar Khulbe, Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal will clutch the attention of the art lovers till 17 March. Shutterbug Sanjay Das has put up 20 photographs out of his stupendous collection of 2000 photographs in his exhibition with an aim of personifying the charm of different religion, culture and heritage budding all together in the city of joy- Kolkata. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Photographs portraying the riverine, making of gods, Buddhist monastery, Churches in Pandel, Mosques in Murshidabad are also a part of this exhibition.Das said, ‘Faith in Bengal is a mix of religious folk beliefs and practices which are imperishable. It is knitted in the highly spiritual, mystical songs of the Baul singers and Fakirs, the itinerant religious folk musicians.’ He stressed more on the photograph which discloses about the very renowned festival of Tarpan in every house of Bengal which signifies the worship of their ancestors. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Faith exists as a way of life   Bengal, in its lanes and by-lanes, through its sublime culture, inherently religious people and rituals that are in harmony with nature,’ he added.Adherence and spiritualism revolves around the vibrant traditions of goddess worship in many forms such as Durga and Kali, with bountiful rituals and decorated statues. Behind the faces of goddesses and the spirit of festivals are the hands of numerous idol-makers in different regions of Bengal. Union with God is sometimes sought through Kirtan, a chant inspired singing or Sufi music whose ultimate goal is to discover the divine inner knowledge. The sound of prayer wheels and chanting of monks in the glory of the Buddhist monasteries, take life in Bengal to a realm of tranquility and solace.last_img read more

Get ready for spring shopping

first_imgThe event is being organised by The Great Indian Bazar and will be hosted by Kuwait embassy and NGO Gunjan Foundation. Some of the labels that are exhibiting at the embassy includes Rashi’s Creations, Deb & SHO home Accents, La Femme, Pashm collections, Vani, Zarya, Chic – Tae – Toe, Sonu Nahar, and shimmer jewels by Navneet.For the jewellery lovers A dazzling array of exquisite statement jewellery will be presented by Rashi’s Creations also Shimmer Jewels by Navneet brings silver jewellery for the modern yet traditional look.  Chic-Tac-Toe will be a one stop shop for all the budding fashionistas. For ones who love traditional dressing Vani will present ready to wear kurtas, fabric sets, exclusively handcrafted, handwoven and block printed sarees. Label Zarya will present semi western women wear in silk wool and cotton, silk quilted jackets in jewel tones. If you are not looking for clothes but some good home décor DEB & SHO, Pashm Collections and Mairaah are your places to be.When: 18 JanuaryWhere: Embassy of Kuwaitlast_img read more

Shades of Buddha

first_imgCafe and Art Gallery is presenting a solo painting exhibition, The Buddha by M Lokseswara Rao IFS whose work has been inspired by eight important symbols of Buddhism such as conch, lotus, unending knot, dharma chakra among others. The exhibition will be held at Studio 55, Café and Art Gallery, 55, Sunder Nagar in the Capital on December 27 to January 5.Ever since M Lokeswara Rao was a little child he had this different inclination towards drawing and sketching. He always had a different way to look into things with an altered perspective with a different perceptive ability. Imagination has no barrier. It is stronger than anything known to man, faster than the speed of light, deeper than the ocean of thoughts. It is the seed for the basic intellect of creativity and innovation.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rao belongs to 1983 batch of Indian Forest Service(IFS) working as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of the Forest Force, Nagaland. Never before has the need been greater for all of us to remember that the immortal message Lord Buddha, the greatest and noblest of the sons of India gave to us, and to you and to the all the world. He is also practicing this ancient art Tanjore paintings for the past several years and contemporary art and digital paintings.last_img read more

BSF seizes gold worth Rs 30L 1 held

first_imgKolkata: Border Security Force (BSF) have seized gold ornaments worth Rs 30 lakh and arrested one person for his alleged involvement in a smuggling racket. Acting on a tip off, BSF intercepted the accused in the bordering areas of Tapan area in South Dinajpur. The accused is a resident of Tawadanga under Tapan police station area. The valuables were later handed over to the Customs. A specific case was started at the local police station against the accused. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAfter starting a probe, police suspect that the accused were trying to smuggle the gold ornaments. Police are probing if the accused was used as a carrier or he was involved in the incident. BSF came to know there would be attempt of smuggling. They found that one person was riding a motorcycle with a bag. They stopped the motor cycle in Elenpur area which is closed to the border and started a search. During the search, the BSF recovered gold ornaments weighing around 970 gram from his possession.last_img read more

Health budget likely to get 6 boost

first_imgAiming to provide affordable health for all, the Modi-led NDA government is set to increase outlays for health ministry in the second budget to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. According to highly-placed sources, the health sector is set to get about six per cent hike in comparison to the last fiscal’s final budgetary allocation. The increased budgetary allocation would be for diagnosis sector to save people from life threatening diseases such as Tuberculosis, Cancer, Malaria, AIDS, etc, the source further added. If sources are to be believed, the health sector will get above Rs 2,000 crore more in the budget making the final figure of allocation to Rs 35,000 crore for 2015-16. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“The proper diagnosis will help in detection of life threatening diseases at its early stage which would help in saving several precious lives,” the source further added. Nearly 5 lakh people die of cancer every year in the country, while over 10 lakh are newly diagnosed with some form of the disease, while almost 5 lakh people have died of TB.  In case of Malaria, the estimated death figure is of about 1.5 lakh out of over 5 crore cases recorded.It’s worth mentioning that the Finance Minister had earmarked Rs 39,237.82 crore for the sector in his first budget presentation in July last year, but Rs 6,000-crore was slashed from the coffer citing the reason that funds remained unutilised in the ministry’s budget making the final outlay to Rs 33,000 crore only.last_img read more

Internet addiction may weaken your immune system

first_imgSpending too much time online can damage your immune function, warns a new study. People with greater levels of internet addiction problems are 30 per cent more likely to catch colds and flu than those who are less addicted to the internet, the findings showed.“Those who spend a long time on the internet experience reduced immune function as a result of simply not having enough contact with others and their germs,” explained one of the researchers Phil Reed, professor at Swansea University in Wales, Britain. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“We found that the impact of the internet on people’s health was independent of a range of other factors, like depression, sleep deprivation and loneliness, which are associated with high levels of internet use and also with poor health,” Reed noted in a statement released by Swansea University.The study also suggested that those who are addicted to the internet may suffer stress when they are disconnected from the net, and this cycle of stress and relief associated with internet addiction may lead to altered levels of cortisol – a hormone that impacts immune function.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixResearchers evaluated 500 people aged  between 18 to 101 years old. Those who reported problems with over-using the internet also reported having more cold and flu symptoms than those people who did not report excessive use of the internet. Previous research has shown that people who spend more time on the internet experience greater sleep deprivation, have worse eating habits and less healthy diets, engage in less exercise, and also tend to smoke and drink alcohol more.  These behaviours too can harm their immune system and increase vulnerability to diseases.last_img read more