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Repetitive Strain

epetitive Strain is the build up of pressure and stress on tissues of the body, notably muscle tissues, when that body part repeats the same motions over and over, at a speed or persistance it was never meant to cope with.

Traditional computer interfaces are very good at building up such repetitive strain, and constant repetition of the same movements leads to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) where the stresses prove too much and actual damage to the tissue starts to accumulate.

Excessive typing, mouse use, even a display monitor, can all produce forms of such strain. One of the issues VR interfaces and any attempt to move beyond traditional interfaces have to deal with is how to allow a natural user interface, that does not depend on continual repetition of the same movements over and over – viable alternatives to input the same data always being available, so RSI never needs to occur.

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A Brief History of Roleplaying, Part Three
A look at the third kind of structure for Role-Play, that of the story-driven world, where less emphasis is placed on the characters, and more on the overall idea. This article looks at the evolution of this strain of virtual world over time from the first ancestors, to modern versions.

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Stretchable Tactile Sensors
Wouldn't it be marvellous if artificial pressure sensors could bend and flex like their organic counterparts? If synthetic skin could knead and twist like normal skin, but remain just as keen of sense? We are not there yet, but the first prototypes that can behave naturally under strain, are already here.


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