Disney made a jacket to simulate physical experiences, like a snake slithering across your body

Disney Research, MIT Media Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University have unveiled a new conceptual haptic “force jacket” that simulates physical experiences to people wearing the device. The force jacket is lined with airbags controlled by a computer that inflates and deflates the bags. Disney envisions the jacket will be used with VR headsets for more immersive experiences, given it’s able to simulates hugs, being hit or punched, and peculiarly, the sensation of a snake slithering across your body. The jacket is made up of airbags with sensors attached that direct force and vibrations to specific locations on your body.

The software controlled jacket weighs about 5 pounds and has a valve system that inflates and deflates 26 air compartments….

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Permanently Surprised Cat With Special Needs Inspires The Internet

A photo posted by Kevin (@theadventuresofkev) on May 20, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT

Looking at Kevin may give you the impression that he’s just seen a scary movie, or maybe that he’s heard some shocking news. But this Russian Blue‘s permanently surprised expression is the result of a condition called hydrocephalus, which means he has fluid in his brain. That’s a pretty serious condition, as it can affect hearing, sight, and balance. It can also cause seizures and nausea, and it is often life-threatening.

A photo posted by Kevin (@theadventuresofkev) on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:58pm PDT

Kevin was found in a carpark at the age of four months old and was given to a clinic before finding his forever home. His owner, Tailah, was told that she shouldn’t get too attached, as he probably had only six months to live. But Kevin beat the odds, and four years later, he’s loving life just like any other cat. He plays with cat toys, sits in garden plants, and attacks feet.

A photo posted by Kevin (@theadventuresofkev) on May 22, 2016 at 2:27pm PDT

It’s a miracle that Kevin is alive at all, but it’s even more amazing that he’s not totally blind or deaf. As far as he knows, he’s a regular, happy cat. Kevin overcame the odds, found a loving home, and leads a joyful life despite his hardships. His story is truly inspirational, and the internet agrees. He’s got almost 20K followers on Instagram at the time of writing this article. Kevin reminds us not to let life get us down because there are always happy surprises in store!

A photo posted by Kevin (@theadventuresofkev) on Jan 21, 2016 at 3:07pm PST

Are you inspired by Kevin? Are you glad he found his forever home? Let us know in the comments below!

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How to Start a Home-Based Business

If you’re thinking of starting a home-based business, you’re probably wondering, “Where do I begin?” It’s a question many entrepreneurs who plan on having an office outside of the home ask, too. When you launch a business from home, you don’t have to worry about things like looking for affordable office space, finding a place […]

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Do you have a favorite child? Nearly 1/4 of parents admit they do

by Sara McGinnis posted in Parenting “I wonder which brother is better,” run the lyrics of a song from The Avett Brothers. “Which one our parents love the most.” They continue: “I wondered what my dad would say. He said, ‘I love you and I’m proud of you both in so many different ways.'” Because… Read more »

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