Rez infinite Synesthesia suit

Yukari Konishi小西 由香理
Nobuhisa Hanamitsu花光 宣尚
Kouta Minamizawa南澤 孝太
Ayahiko Sato佐藤 文彦
Tetsuya Mizuguchi 水口 哲也

The “Synesthesia Suit” was created to embody the multi-sensory concept behind the VR (virtual reality) video game “Rez Infinite”. The 26 actuators vibrate throughout the person’s body along with the music and simultaneously light up via LED. There is an element of texture to the vibrations — whether it be the feeling of stringed instruments or drums being played — to which the LED colors and light patterns synchronize as the game progresses. This multimodal suit allows the person to experience music not just through its ears but also through the senses of touch and sight.

「Synesthesia Suit (シナスタジア・スーツ)」は、VRヴィデオゲーム作品「Rez Infinite」の共感覚的なコンセプトを体現するために製作されました。スーツ内に装着されている26の振動子によって、音楽が振動と共に全身を巡り、その振動部分のLEDが点灯します。振動にはテクスチャが伴い、弦楽器で弾かれている感覚や、太鼓で叩かれている感覚などが再現され、その質感に合わせて、LEDの色や光のパターンがシンクロします。音楽を耳からだけではなく、触覚や視覚として体感できる共感覚スーツです。

 

Collaborators

enhance games, inc.
rhizomatiks co.,ltd.

 

Exhibitions

1. PlayStation Experience 2015 press demo
2. Media Ambition Tokyo 2016 (http://mediaambitiontokyo.jp/en/rezinfinitesynesthesiasuit/)
3. Sound&City
4.SIGGRAPH 2016 Emerging Technologies in Anaheim


Yukari Konishi, Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Kouta Minamizawa, Ayahiko Sato, and Tetsuya Mizuguchi, “Synesthesia Suit : the full body immersive experience”, In SIGGRAPH ’16: Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference VR Village Proceedings, SIGGRAPH ’16, pp. 1, Anaheim, USA, Jul 2016.[to be appear]

 

Media&Award

VR Creative Award 2016 The first prize (http://vrc.or.jp/award2016/)

 

More info

Official site: http://enhancegames.com/rez/