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About

 Teslasuit – the world’s first full-body haptic suit that lets you feel what you play. It is a revolutionary smart textile gaming suit that allows you to interact with virtual environments like never before! Our electro-tactile haptic feedback system gives you the ability to touch and feel objects inside the virtual world.


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How does it work

The Teslasuit transmits sensations to your body by neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), which is widely-used in athletic training and rehabilitation. It is very similar to our own body “native language” and is also used in Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) belts and other well-known devices.

WHAT YOU CAN FEEL IN TESLASUIT

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 SCHEMATIC VISUALIZATION OF SENSOR ARRAY

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We have upgraded the technology so we could use it in VR and as a standalone device, delivering the telepresence experience and creating a range of tactile sensations. The haptic feedback system simulates impact (such as bullet shots & explosions) and tactile inputs (hugs and light contact). The smart textile consists of conductive thread reinforced by a neoprene outer shell, which also makes it waterproof and washable.

Designed by VR enthusiasts for the VR Community

There are a few haptic feedback wearables out there, but none that would deliver such a realistic and immersive experience. Most products are either only covering part of the body, have very small number of interaction points (4-18), lack the technical features required for full immersion, use inferior technology for delivering the feedback and not many are wireless and energy efficient. 

We have designed the Teslasuit to be easy to use, support upgradability, provide extended features for pleasurable, fully immersive and comfortable experience. The only suit of its kind to have climate control. 

User feedback on Teslasuit

“It’s pretty incredible and exciting…to be hugged without being hugged”  - Sara Cox, BBC presenter

"It’s an extremely brilliant application for gaming and VR” - Johnny Black, Moving-Picture Сompany, London

 "... this is definitely the future" - Scott Brown, Captain of Celtic FC and Scottish National Football team

 “It’s amazing. It would be great for gamers…I really recommend it.” - Max Kelly, Managing Director TechStars in London 

"I've just tried the Teslasuit and it was just awesome. It was like dream come true." - Sam Nash, ITV London Crew 

  • "I found the experience to be incredible" - Brian Daly, UK Department for Education Consultant, VIDEO
  • "I think it's amazing suit. I think it needs to come out sooner basicly. I'm loving it. I'm sold" - Anthony Brown, ITV London Crew, VIDEO 
  • "... I'm telling you, guys you'll love it! It's ... feels so real" - Andrei Mikhailovsky, one of the world's top IT Security professionals, VIDEO 
  • "I can see many potential applications for all kinds of things" - Philip Lunn, CEO of Nurulize VR, VIDEO
  • "I think the potential is quite good" - Prof. Sunil L Kukreja, Head of Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics Lab at Singapure National University, VIDEO
  • "I've seen the future and the future is the Teslasuit" - Dave Skinner, Producer at CactusTV, VIDEO
  • “The suit designs look awesome…I can totally see myself wearing it” - Scott Metzger, Musician and Visual Effects Director, Co-founder at Nurulize 

Teslasuit software pack 

  • Haptic Editor 
  • Haptic Player
  • VR Digital Paintball Game
  • Tactile T-Messenger / Virtual Meetings App

Haptic Editor - user-friendly application to create your own haptic presets and animations, apply them to your media content and share your own crafted sensations with your friends.

Haptic Editor
Haptic Editor

Haptic Player - user-friendly application to play haptic presets and animations. 

Haptic Player
Haptic Player

VR Digital Paintball game - the world's first online multiplayer game built with Virtual Reality and full Haptic Feedback support. This game had been developed with help of professional paintball players to bring you the most realistic and unforgettable experience.

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Tactile T-Messenger / Virtual Meetings App - you can meet your friends and loved ones in the Virtual Reality worlds, send tactile messages, make tactile video calls and hug each other over the distance from any place in the world.

Why Kickstarter

Although we have invested a vast amount of our time and money in this project, we still need your support. Through Kickstarter, we want to reach out to the wider developer community and work together to create something that is both amazing and affordable.

We want to place the Teslasuit in the hands of developers as quickly as possible so together we could expand the database of new sensations and produce an even better wearable haptic device. The funds raised through the Kickstarter will help us to:

  • Finalize the software bundled with the suit
  • Speed up the manufacturing and delivery process
  • Further develop the Teslasuit into an even greater device

We want you to be involved, whether to provide the feedback about your experience or to develop new virtual reality apps that will blow the platform open to wider audiences. And we will work hard to deliver updates and new functionality on a regular basis to improve performance and capabilities of your Teslasuit. Working together, we can ensure that Teslasuit is what you want. We also promise great applications available as soon as possible.

Teslasuit Range


Teslasuit Prodigy Full Body Suit has a 52-channel Haptic Feedback  and Climate Control Systems.The Control Unit is powered by a battery that can last for up to 4 days on a single charge of moderate use of Haptic Feedback. With Climate Control System ON, the battery would last for up to 2 hours on a single charge. Teslasuit Prodigy comes bundled with a Software Pack and  SDK for developers.

Teslasuit Pioneer Full Body Suit  has a 16-channel Haptic Feedback System. Control Unit is powered by a battery that can last for up to 4 days on a single charge of moderate use of Haptic Feedback. Teslasuit Pioneer comes bundled with Software Pack and SDK for developers.

Teslasuit Pioneer
Teslasuit Pioneer

Teslasuit Pioneer Jacket has a 16-channel Haptic Feedback System, covering your upper body. Teslasuit Pioneer Jacket comes bundled with a Software Pack and SDK for developers.

Teslasuit Pioneer Jacket
Teslasuit Pioneer Jacket

Teslasuit Pioneer Trousers has a 16-channel Haptic Feedback System, covering your lower body. Teslasuit Pioneer Jacket comes bundled with a Software Pack and SDK for developers.

Software Development Kit (SDK)

The SDK includes:

  • Haptic Editor – user-friendly application to create haptic presets and animations. 
  • Haptic Player Library – library to play haptic presets and animations. 
  • Haptic Engine Library – library to control all haptic modules (channel control, frequency control, haptic frames) 
  • Notification system – library to bind notifications to haptic system.

The SDK is compatible with iOS and Android, Windows, MacOS, Linux, games consoles and Bluetooth devices.

Road to Teslasuit

It took us over 3 years to develop the Teslasuit and achieve a realistic effect with electro-tactile sensations. We started with the belt system and developed it to the full body suit that is easy to wear and play.

One of our earliest prototypes was the T-Glove, a fully wireless haptic feedback glove that combines a motion capture with haptic feedback.

 Since then we decided to focus on a full body suit development, with the T-Glove to follow once the suit is ready.

If you help us reach £1,000,000 extended goal with this campaign we will make haptic T-glove available as a pledge. It will come as both stand alone T-glove and as the Teslasuit module with an expected price of under £150 for a pair of module gloves.

Smart Textile

We made a number of experiments over the years to create our own smart textile to fit the Teslasuit functionality. In October 2015 the textile was ready and we have launched alpha-testing to collect feedback so we could improve the Teslasuit, preparing it for the mass production.

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Production Timeline

Stretch Goals

Reaching £1 000 000 mark will enable us to unlock the T-Glove, the next step in Teslasuit evolution: the multi-modular system and the TeslaOS.  

The T-Glove will become available as both modular Teslasuit upgrade and as a standalone device. As a suit module it will be the lightest and thinnest haptic glove in the world and will enable the user to play comfortably for hours. It will include the Haptic Feedback and Motion Capture with gesture recognition. The standalone glove will also include the battery and connect wirelessly to most Bluetooth enabled devices.

TeslaOS will become the heart of the Teslasuit. It will enable the user to install apps directly into the suit and to connect any VR Headset to the Teslasuit. Moreover we will release it as an Open Source operating system for the community enjoyment and development.

The multi-modular system will let users to customise the functionality of the Teslasuit at any time thus optimising the budgets and adding only the features that are needed.

Our Teslasuit Family

Our team of VR enthusiasts, expert engineers, software developers, fashion designers and business professionals have worked tirelessly to bring this amazing project to life.

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality in our work, and have produced numerous software and hardware solutions for global corporations and successful startups.

FAQ

When will the Teslasuit SDK be available?  

The Teslasuit SDK will be available by the time the Developer Kits ship (estimated September, 2016).

What will the SDK include?

Libraries, documentation, Haptic Editor and samples for integrating the Teslasuit with any game. We’ll also include out-of-the-box Unreal Engine and Unity integrations. The Development kit will be initially targeting PCs and Macs, game consoles and mobile platforms.

Will the Teslasuit developer kit work with my Xbox 360, PS3, or next gen console?  

Yes. Teslasuit supports PC and Mac, games consoles, mobile devices and any Bluetooth enabled device.

What are the main steps I will need to take to integrate Teslasuit with my game?  

You will need to do the following:

  •  Integrate our Haptic Engine Library in your game.
  •  Create haptic presets and animations with Haptic Editor. 

Will my favorite game work with the Teslasuit?

 VR Digital Paintball game is the first Teslasuit-ready game. That is why this Kickstarter campaign is so important: game developers will need to add support for the Teslasuit to their titles to make them Teslasuit-ready. Please show your support by contributing to the campaign!

What type of input will I use to connect the Teslasuit developer kit to my computer?  

The Teslasuit connects to the computer via the Bluetooth connection.

What are the minimum system requirements for the Teslasuit developer kit?

The computer must have a Bluetooth module equal or higher than v2.1

Benefits of Teslasuit Pioneer and Prodigy?

The difference between editions is the amount of nodes, which is increased in Teslasuit Prodigy edition to cover more areas on the body.

Both Teslasuit Pioneer and Prodigy editions comes bundled with a  Software Pack and SDK for developers.


SAFETY NOTICE:
TENS (EMS) technology isn't safe for everyone to use. Don't use it without first seeking medical advice if:

  •  you have a pacemaker or another type of electrical or metal implant in your body 
  • you're pregnant, or there's a chance you might be pregnant – TENS (EMS) may not be recommended early in pregnancy 
  • you have epilepsy or a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia)

It is not recommended to use the TENS (EMS) continuously for more than 6 hours at a time.

Risks and challenges

We have been working extremely hard for the last 3 years to minimize the risks. The latest prototype works perfectly and the design has been verified to guarantee manufacturability. At this moment, we are almost ready to start production phase.

We have worked very closely with our suppliers. Even though the chances are very low, if any unpredictable circumstances occur, it may delay the shipping date. In this case we will send you a notice with explanations.
Tesla Studios is a group of perfectionists and hard workers. We will only deliver products which we would be willing to spend our own money on. We believe the shipping will start in September 2016, if not sooner.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF PAINTBALL VR GAME:
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    PERSONALIZED CUSTOM MADE TESLASUIT PRODIGY Development Kit: includes Custom Tailored personalised full body suit with haptic system (52 Channels) + Basic Climate Control + Software Pack+ SDK + personal tech support from our development team

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