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Gravitom G6 - New generation of driving simulators

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by prodigy, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. eaorobbie

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    again I say "this sort of sim overrides standard body movements. The head is there to help maintain balance while the body is being tossed around. Having your head shoved around while your body would surely confuse that system.
    Sure drivers have tested it and say it is realistic, but have they tried other sims. Its like the comment that shumacher got sick on a motion sim, so would I if the motion wasnt right."
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    @bsft Repeating yourself again I see! :) I hope your not getting senile! lol
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    yes and paranoid
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    @bsft A little paranoia in this day and age is a healthy thing I think so you are "normal"! Just watch yourself in repeating things to often! lol
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    Very interesting concept, until I try it I can't make a judgement. He's got an uphill climb seeing as people are already skeptical before even trying it.
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    Skeptical is right, I have a doctor mate whom says its overrrides the bodies natural balance , its like he other unit, it would not train neck muscles, just cause nasty discomfort after a while.
    And again, are in in a place where you can try it @MAYAman ?
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    Assuming that the device doesn't put more pressure on your neck than you can compensate for to allow your head to stay in the same position it may have some type of effect! It would be better called a force feedback helmet than a motion helmet though.
  9. ericRacer

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    I agree with you, I also think that the seat "G-Seat" of Geko works in the same direction. Otherwise, it should. In any case it is in that way that I make mine. I can not wait to see the results and effects.
    The difference is simply that the force is applied to the upper body, more natural in my opinion.

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    Dunno I drive by the seat of me pants, feeling the weight shift and move, if you had an previous neck injury this would just make things worse again and I know from experience in the race scene neck injurys us to be common before the hans device which holds your neck in place. This moves ya neck (sort off) lol.

    But I feel the Gseat is good alternative to a full sim or combined in a sim would be different indeed.

    Edit: GeoSeat would be pretty easy to build too.
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    I have an existent neck injury so this is NO good for me.
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    He is sweating on the software glitch which may break his neck :).