Motion simulators attempt to reproduce the forces you can feel on your body when driving a vehicle. Motion simulators tremendously increase immersion and allow a much finer control of vehicles in simulations and virtual reality.
Direct Force Feedback
The GS-Cobra motion simulator instantly applies accurate forces to your body, inducing a full-body response, like in a real vehicle.
The upper backrest can push in any horizontal direction, thanks to two powerful electric actuators and a harness. When no force has to be simulated, it behaves like the backrest of a normal seat, holding your upper torso. But when a force has to be simulated, the backrest can reproduce instantly strong and detailed forces in any horizontal direction (up to 40 pounds/18Kg).
It is very close to what happens in a vehicle: your legs and lower torso stay in place without much effort, but your arms, shoulders, back, abs and legs are working to keep your upper body still, even in the most adjusted bucket seat.
Full body response
On the animated pictures below you can see in yellow the muscles involved in each situation.
A game changer
The GS-Cobra is the only motion simulator capable of simulating sustained forces, as long as needed, without parasitic forces. This is entirely different from a motion simulator in which you are passively tossed around for half a second before the actuators reach their range limit.
Actually, we designed our products because we did not like how affordable tilting motion simulators feel disconnected, laggy. We tried many motion simulators and never really felt this direct connection with the machine (even with quite expensive ones).
Direct force feedback is the answer!