When it comes to watching your favorite DVD films privately, getting a feel of what you are viewing can really make the whole thing worth it and help you really get into it.
Designed to enhance the emotional experience of watching a movie, the emo jacket comprises 64 independent actuators, arranged in 16 groups of 4, across the arms and torso. Eight of these, spaced 6 inches apart and located on each sleeve, can create the illusion of being tapped in several spots.
A pair of AA-size cells is sufficient to keep the jacket juiced for an hour, though the team should be looking at extending this since most movies run for about two hours on average. Lest you’re worried, the garment won’t actually punch you in the stomach or enact any other such damage. Instead, it’s meant to let you more closely immerse yourself in the experiences of the characters on-screen.
This is done via signals encoded on a DVD that are transmitted to the jacket on the fly to run a shiver up the viewer’s spine, for example, or create a feeling of tension in the limbs.