Thursday, February 2, 2006
Future: Motion Stimulation Hardware
image source: Post-Gazette, Aug.23, 1998
In 1998, Virtual Motion (the company that later was renamed Adaboy and that patented ad insertion in games) patented MotionWare, a "system uses a scaled-down version of widely-used medical technology to create the sensation of actual movement by stimulating the neurological system" (Gamasutra, 20.01.2000). Apparently, this technology was demoed to game execs, but was found too advanced for its time.