Virtual-reality body suit planned for pilots

April 17, 2002 | Source: New Scientist

The U.S. Air Force is developing a body suit for pilots who fly remote-controlled aircraft such as the Predator. Using a system of electromagnets and magnets that apply pressure to the suit, it will give pilots feedback from the plane’s motions. The technology could also be used in the future for improved arcade games.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Crew Station Evaluation Facility