Afshar says future versions of KOR-fx will create an even more immersive experience. The effect wasn't ready for my test, but he says he can generate frequencies of vibration that act on the visceral nerve system, tricking the user's brain into believing that his body is experiencing a range of phenomena. "We can induce the sensation of rain, wind, weight shift, even G-forces," he says. His company, Immerz, is in talks with several studios to add these effects to films.
For now, though, the invention will be a gaming device. Afshar plans to sell it for $190 but expects that the price won't matter once people see the results. "We have gamers who have been using it, and their kill ratios have been increasing dramatically," he says. "They don't die unnecessarily."