PS4's Pulse Controller: A Futuristic Twist On Game Interaction?
Even if it's not real, it's well worth looking at.
The PlayStation 4 will usher in a new generation of gaming, but you haven't seen anything like this controller. Designed for Sony's new console, the Pulse Controller is a marvel of modern technology and innovation. ...again, if it's actually real.
Supposedly a prototype design by Industrial/Interaction designer Tamar Fleisher, it combines motion sensing with physical and visual feedback. It attaches to your wrist and projects a visual display of the user's arms and palms. And apparently, this can be used "for countless kinds of new action buttons and visual indicators for a game." There's also a vibration mode so we get some physical feedback. The projected images aren't just static, either, as some are interactive, such as reloading a gun by touching the magazine icon.
And here are the features:
- Physical and visual touch feedback
- Forward and rear interactive projections onto arm, palm and fingers
- Adjustable wrist grip
- Bluetooth enabled
- Your entire arm becomes an intricate tool or weapon
- Vibration feedback
- Touchscreen for gameplay and adjustments
Okay, well, I wouldn't touch this thing in a million years. But I'm maybe set in my ways; perhaps a younger generation would be interested in this wackiness. I just get the sneaking suspicion that this wouldn't work at all sometimes, and that would be immensely frustrating.
3/25/2013 11:44:26 AM Ben Dutka