REAL LIFE: Scientist Creates A "Spidey-Sense" Suit

Victor Mateevitsi, a computer science PhD student at the University of Illinois in Chicago, has created an actual working Spidey-Sense suit that allows the wearer to sense when someone is approaching. It won't spin webs or let you climb walls, but it's a start!

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/23/2013
As any one on here will know, Peter Parker's Spider-Sense allows him to anticipate danger before it happens and react accordingly. Now we humans aren't lucky enough to be gifted with lighting fast reflexes, but science has given us a leg up with the anticipating danger part at least. The suit, actually called "SpiderSense", was built by Victor Mateevitsi of the University of Illinois in Chicago. How does it work? Allow New Scientist.com to explain.



"[The suit] has small robotic arms packaged in modules with microphones that send out and pick up ultrasonic reflections from objects. When the ultrasound detects someone moving closer to the microphone, the arms respond by exerting a growing pressure on the body. Seven of these modules are distributed across the suit to give the wearer as near to 360 degree ultrasound coverage as possible."


"When someone is punching Spider-Man, he feels the sensation and can avoid it. Our suit is the same concept," says Mateevitsi. "SpiderSense could help blind people to find their way more easily". Mateevitsi also devised a little superhero test for his suit. He put students in the suit, blindfolded them, gave them a load of cardboard ninja throwing stars, and when they sensed someone coming at them, they were instructed to throw a star. Apparently ninety percent of the time, the students were able to sense the "attacker" and throw the star at them. Pretty cool eh? There's much more over at New Scientist, so be sure to click the link below to check it out.









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TheOneAboveAll - 2/23/2013, 8:59 AM
Sounds like it has great potential.
SuperSomething616 - 2/23/2013, 9:01 AM
Thats...impressive...now just invent a way to stick to walls...some webbing and webshooters and we can have our own Spidey...
dekexz19 - 2/23/2013, 9:01 AM
That's awesome! Now all we need is them to make a suit that climbs walls and shoots webs
Minato - 2/23/2013, 9:04 AM
Too Cool


KNIGHT3000 - 2/23/2013, 9:33 AM
Crazy$hit-BanannaPants
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/23/2013, 9:35 AM
mother[frick]er created a daredevil suit and calls it a spidey suit, lol.
LetThereBeLight - 2/23/2013, 9:47 AM
web shooters will are next,with man made spider silk.

But you would have to wear a small tank on your back to hold enough of the compressed fluid which would cost too much to produce large quantities,and would need a complicated mixing system,also it would not harden fast enough on contact with air to be able to be shot very far out at high speeds,so firing a web more than 30 feet away would be a problems.

we are also too heavy for adhesion gloves so wall crawling is still a long way off.

I have tried to swing from a bridges as well with rope to see if i was strong enough to spider swing.

I was not,I went straight into the floor and broke myself,we could not spider swing between buildings because we are not strengths enough

I will stick to watching spider films and not trying any more spider skills lol lol


AutoFreek - 2/23/2013, 9:49 AM
Awesome now send it to the army and get some real green ya nutcase. I see some dystopian sci-fi flick happening here. How awesome is that!:-D
AutoFreek - 2/23/2013, 9:58 AM
@LetThereBeLight ur my hero, man
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/23/2013, 10:15 AM
That is AWesomee
MutantEquality - 2/23/2013, 10:46 AM
@LetThereBeLight. You're my hero too.
bazinga85 - 2/23/2013, 10:53 AM
@LetThereBeLight
Thanks for ruining my dreams:)
Lightsplasher - 2/23/2013, 11:16 AM
OMG they're going to make blind people become the Man without Fear , DAREDEVIL !!
JoeMomma29 - 2/23/2013, 11:33 AM
I am already putting my new suit to good use!

Thegeekygurl - 2/23/2013, 12:22 PM
We need the Scientist to now work with Peter North to develop Super-Web Shooters so we can be even closer to having a Real Spider-Man!

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AmazingFantasy - 2/23/2013, 2:05 PM
Next stage, web shooters bitches.
superotherside - 2/23/2013, 2:11 PM
I want one.
Thegeekygurl - 2/23/2013, 2:16 PM
@Superior Thats what I say. But they need to work with or study Peter North to find a way to achieve Web Shooters that somehow fire webs like 50 yards and dont seem to run out.
thewolfx - 2/23/2013, 4:14 PM
Until they make a suit with superstrength and super reflexes and agility the user will be useless in combat
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/23/2013, 5:09 PM
study peter north? the pornstar?? to make webshooters?? madre de dios, i have read some weird shit on the site...
Supergroup - 2/23/2013, 5:35 PM
Fallen Super Heros in group therapy. sweet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LETcC2xsHpY
GIFfreyGinsberg - 2/23/2013, 6:59 PM
Laugh like digital espionage affords you to, but this is fvckin' awesome! Mateevtisi(?), well done, sir! Your nonactive social existence stands for something. ;-P

"..I really hate that man." *said in Pegg voice*
superherofan21 - 2/23/2013, 8:42 PM
I hope these suits become available to the public. I don't care if it'd cost a couple thousand dollars. It'd be worth it.
mgeoff88 - 2/24/2013, 12:15 AM
Wow! I wish I could try out the suit! The scientific potential to better assist blind people in living is there.

This suit could really make a huge difference! I hope he continues his work to improve the suit more and more.

@ToTheManInTheColdSweat Peter North is a pornstar? Lol! From what she said, I thought he was the leading expert in arachnology or something.

Her gifs make more sense now. :P
lostrojo - 2/24/2013, 4:31 AM
@Scorpion8125 errr......douch
thewolfx - 2/24/2013, 9:43 AM
U mad kiddy ^^^^^
Thegeekygurl - 2/24/2013, 11:03 AM
@ToTheManInTheColdSweat I heard guys rave about Peter North for years before someone showed me what the talk was about. The MF has a super power. Maybes hes got superpowers and decided to use them for the good of porn-kind.
lostrojo - 2/24/2013, 3:25 PM
@thewolfx haha not in really, i just thought his comment was stupid, to be fair we an all find something with these movies, but TASM was okay.....okay i admit it i was being a bit of a troll, but at the same time so was he so all is god in the universe....rant over

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