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World's First 3D Force Gaming Tech Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

March 4, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by Forbes

In the backyard of a terrace house in the Sydney suburb of Paddington, the world's first gaming system that measures energy expenditure whilst using resistance, is being developed. The start-up behind it is The Realm, a tiny team with a big vision.

Many have attempted to make gaming more life-like by incorporating 4D elements of vibration like the KOR-FX and by using muscle control like the Myo. But none have taken advantage of resistance to make game play, feel physically real.

It works by strapping on a vest around the torso, with two resistance bands that connect from the waist to your hands. Hand and arm actions like waving, lifting, punching or grabbing is controlled by the speed and distance at which you move them. Harder and faster, means harder and faster in the game.

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