Oh, Japan. We’ve already seen a penis controller that measures your thrust to change the speed on-screen animation. From the November 2013 Oculus Game Japan in Tokyo, team resentment (a 4 man team, one of whom works for Illusion.jp) stuck a Tenga on the end of a Novint Falcon – which combined with an Oculus Rift for the visual feedback, makes an entirely automated virtual masturbator.
Fun fact of the day: Japanese are huge fans of onomatopoeia, where words are made to sound like the action they describe. “Shiko shiko” is the sound of a guy masturbating.
The system is unique for its use of a Novint Falcon, an ageing 3D haptic controller that’s seeing a resurgence in interest thanks to the new VR revolution.
However, it looks like it’s been reverse engineered since it wouldn’t normally be used to move on it’s own – as a controller, it offers force feedback to the user so they can feel their way around 3d objects. To be honest, it’s not the best makeshift thrusting machine. They also demonstrated the device being used in a more traditional controller setup, where the user thrusts and a certain amount of realistic resistance is felt.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time the Falcon has been made to thrust on its own, as this video from 2007 shows… Warning: making your Falcon do this is a sure fire way to break it.
Also featured at the game jam was the use of a model posing device – QuMarion – to change the sexual position an the in-game character.
Meh, I’ll leave you with this too.
Oculus Rift + Tenga + Novint Falcon, what do you think?