Virtual martial arts training – Part 2


November 28, 2007
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In July we published that the Wii remotes are a small step forward in revolutionizing the martial arts studies.

The partial and inadequate feedback from Nintendo remotes is about to become much better with the introduction of a new, and affordable whole body feedback suit that can relay the movements of different body parts and their trajectories.
At the AKBAN think-tank we guess that this specially developed impact gaming vest that allows the wearer to feel the punches can augment the motion capture suit nicely.
In the boring clip below one can see the potential and ease of construction of the motion capture suit made by MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
Alas, I don’t think that, at the long run, any kind of system will be able to replace years of hard work in the dojo, only to hasten learning of new movements.

Link to Slashdot article
Link to New scientist tech article