: The Active Chair Project

The Active Chair Project is looking at creating a stong integration between real and virtual spaces for participants. The use of the Active Chair facilitates a reinforcement of the virtual experience and through a tightly coupled systems integration, augments interactive entertainment.

The chair is driven by three pneumatic cylinders with variable air speed and pressure controllers and has been explicitly designed to provide the degrees of freedom sufficient for the project while maintaining a limited level of overall engineering complexity.

The following technologies are investigated and incorporated in the project:

For more information, see the publications listing.