The Synesthesia Suit provides immersive embodied experience in Virtual Reality environment with vibro-tactile sensations on the en- tire body. Each vibro-tactile actuator provides not a simple vibration such as traditional game controller, but we designed the haptic sensation based on the haptic design method.
We originally developed the Synesthesia Suit for promoting a game content ”Rez infinite”, which has been developed for PlayStation VR, and we have presented Rez infinite and the Synesthesia Suit only for the press at the PlayStation Experience in December 2015. We designed the haptic sensations in accordance with the world of ”Rez”. People who experienced this suit were immersed by haptic sense as well as 360 degree 3D vision and music, so that they felt as if they got into a groove.