- White Belt
- Posts: 4
- Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:28 pm
This is just something that popped into my head a few month ago, I wiil try to explain it shortly.
this is just a sketch nothing more yet.
Recently I have started to think about a virtual reality device and with it all the different parts of it. It came to me as I was watching Ironman the other night. I tried to understand how his suit works, because sure he has protection and weaponry and everything. but how can he be stronger with just a suit on him, after thinking some more, I realized that his suit has little powered joints that react to the way that he’s moving and amplify it. so when he moves his arm up to lift a heavy object, the joints on his hands lock and even push along his movment. but this is just the start, he has locking joints at his back and legs to give him the stability when lifting such an object, and also prevent spine injury to him. That got me thinking, if such a suit can be made why not do it the other way around and this is where it gets interesting.
To start explaining this let’s first try to understand what reality is, for the most part, our reality is percived through our senses. Of course we can trick our senses by emitting sound and displaying images, but the most crucial part we have not dealt with is touch and more so, gravity. and this is where the Ironman suit can come handy. If we build such a suit we can do just the opposite then what I explained earlier, make it work against us to mimic gravity for instance. when we pick an object in real life it can be broken to a couple of basic things:
first of is that we can get our fingers inside the matter, or if you think of it in another way, we can’t close our fingers further. that can be done with such powered joints, make the stop at a certine point, each finger depending on the size and shape of the object. So by doing this we actually mimiced the first part, we are actually holding an object.
The next part is the actual weight of the object, so try this example, all it is basically is that gravity is trying to pull our hands down. And it’s doing this through our joints trying to bend downwards, so we can make it work for us with the Ironman suit. We just have to make the suit’s joints work against us to a degree decided by the weight of the object, thus creating the illusion of weight and gravity. Though we have to go full scale all the way to our back and legs trying to turn depending on the the weight, and this is all to mimic entirely the effects of gravity.
The last part in this is our dodgy touch sense, it is hard to mimic it to a degree that even a breath of air can be felt. I came up with a way, design a suit with a tight fabric around our body and embed in it tiny electrical discharges, that will sent small jolts to our body. And I mean SMALL jolts just enough to mimic a soft touch and acordingly textures and every thing. Like the edge of a cube will send jolts to the middle of our fingertip acording to the edge of the cube, and combining with the finger joints will create that illussion. As for nails, place a tiny wheel at the edge of the nail’s tip, and have it flip lightly at our nail acording to texture.And if needed press againts our nail to make the feeling real.
So if you think of the possibilities they’re endless, combined with state of the art display glasses and headphones, we can actually mimic life. for instance underwater can be achived with the joints moving sluggishly and the fabric giving us a feeling that runs through our body. As I said the possibilities are endless and it’s just the matter of putting all those ideas into actions and making it real. And yes I realize it can all be achived through nueral implants but for me it’s going for the extreme.