Gaming Controllers Continue to Evolve


ThermoGame is what according to reasearchers at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, believes is missing from lava and ice levels of video games. ThermoGame is a video game interaction system that gives off the sensations of hot and cold to the player through their controller. This new technology is based off of French physicist Jean-Charles Peltier's Peltier effect. He was the one in 1834 who discovered the temperature-changing effects of electrical currents. These heating and cooling devices in the controller are activated during the appropriate levels of fire or ice. The temperature change is only a ten degree difference, but it gives enough of an impact to engage the gamer to be that much more involved in the game. Follow the link below for the article.