E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

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E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

Post by estim_si » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:17 pm

The E-Stim Remote (Well 14 of them) in action on Big Brother a couple of weeks ago. Each contestant has a single remote, with the controller held by production, with a master transmitter linked to control them all at the same time.

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Re: E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

Post by estim_si » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:00 pm

The cutdown version (just the screaming) is here

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Re: E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

Post by birdburdy » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:09 pm

Cool? Which mode/power was it on?

Did they consult you before using it?

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Post by estim_si » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:16 pm

birdburdy wrote:Cool? Which mode/power was it on?

Did they consult you before using it?
They were using the remotes in mode 1, the zap mode. I don't know exactly what power levels as the production team had control over that. We actually re-wrote some of the code for them, and checked up on the safety procedures, to make it a bit simpler for them to use.

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Re: E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

Post by birdburdy » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:13 pm

Is it possible to use a remote with the Series 2?

What do you mean by safety procedures? What kind of voltage/current/frequency output do your e-stims produce?
Unofficial Python API for the E-Stim 2B: https://github.com/fredhatt/estim2bapi
Generating sounds in Python: https://github.com/fredhatt/estimsoundsynth

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Re: E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

Post by estim_si » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:44 am

birdburdy wrote:Is it possible to use a remote with the Series 2?
No. The Remote is a completely seperate unit like the Series 1. We have considered a Remote Series 2, but the size and complexity would be an issue. Most people want a remote to be small and discreet and the remote functionality is the key.
What do you mean by safety procedures?
With TV programs Health and Safety is a key issue. The units should not be used above the waist, nor by people suffering from eplisy, heart conditions (pacemakers) and pregnacy. We had to lay out the restictions in quite clear terms.
What kind of voltage/current/frequency output do your e-stims produce?
:-) If I told you that everyone would be trying to make one. The output depends on the load and also the moe, and reacts with the conductivity of the body. In addition we don't generate a simple pulse or even a sine wave, but a much more complex waveform designed to offer the maximum level of sensation possibly. In terms of voltage levels, all of our units produce AC and We work well within the safe limits. (various aspects of BS60601 cover it if you are interested)

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Re: E-Stim Remotes in Action on Big Brother 9

Post by birdburdy » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:34 pm

I've moved this excellent topic to viewtopic.php?f=11&t=38

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Unofficial Python API for the E-Stim 2B: https://github.com/fredhatt/estim2bapi
Generating sounds in Python: https://github.com/fredhatt/estimsoundsynth

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