Acousto-Haptics Available from Immerz

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Immerz, Inc. has announced that its revolutionary KOR-fx technology is now available for pre-orders at Immerz.com.  KOR-fx, a new form of acousto-haptic technology being introduced in a device by the same name, will revolutionize the way consumers experience multi-media when it is introduced later this year.  Ahead of CES, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) hand-picked Immerz as one of only eleven i-stage finalists in an annual competition that awards companies developing the most innovative new consumer technology products coming to market.

Using the human anatomy itself to create a powerful sense of immersion, KOR-fx enhances video game play, movie watching and music listening, through an entirely new form of acousto-haptic technology.  By delivering nearly imperceptible vibrations to select areas of the chest, KOR-fx activates neural pathways that subconsciously monitor the vibrations of the chest cavity that naturally occur when speaking, laughing or crying. 

The KOR-fx product is platform-independent and works with any device that has an audio output. Gamers, in particular, benefit from KOR-fx because of its unique ability to provide directional feedback, creating an uncanny “7th Sense” awareness of where the next danger is coming from, which can mean the difference between victory and defeat in a competitive virtual environment. By creating a more immersive entertainment experience, KOR-fx totally reinvents the way consumers can enjoy all forms of multi-media entertainment.

KOR-fx will launch in May, 2010.  Consumers can secure their unit now, by pre-ordering the product at an introductory price of $189.99 at http://immerz.com/order.  A video showing KOR-fx in action can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/immerzfx

I am not exactly sold on the benefit to gamers if it’s using neural pathways that are meant for speech. Now if it’s going to thump you somewhere when you get shot? Well, that would certainly help tell you where the danger is coming from (and could be damned frightening to say the least).

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