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Just shoot me

February 24, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

Gaming's obsession with immersion is never ending. We've had HD, 3D, brain control and now you can strap on a jacket and helmet and feel the force of shots on your body and to your head.

TN Games' FPS jacket and headset is a peripheral designed to get you closer to the action.

The vest was developed by a US surgeon, Dr Mark Ombrellaro, originally as a medical diagnostic tool for tele-health, to do heath checks remotely.

There are eight air pressure units in the jacket and four in the helmet. Each time you are shot, or damaged in the game, you feel it on the jacket.

It's most dramatic when you are hit in the head.

The jacket and headset works with a limited range of titles, including Half Life 2 and Doom 3, but there is an API for developers to adapt their games.

So... can you imagine strapping this on and playing?

[via BBC News]

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