Synesthesia Suit

The “Synesthesia Suit” was created to embody the multi-sensory concept behind Rez Infinite. The 26 actuators placed within the suit vibrate throughout the person’s body along with the music, and simultaneously light up via LED. There is an element of texture to the vibrations – whether it be the feeling of stringed instruments or drums being played – to which the LED colors and light patterns synchronize as the game progresses. This multimodal suit allows the person to experience music not just through its ears but also through the senses of touch and sight.

Photo Producer: Yusuke Nomiyama (amana)
Photographer: Atsuhiro Shirahata (un)
Retoucher: Akira Takeuchi (un)

Awards, Recognition & Appearances

Dubai Design Week

For the first time, the Synesthesia Suit is traveling to the UAE! As part of the Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week, the Keio Media Design (KMD) team will be showcasing the suit in the Empower [...]

Tokyo Game Show 2016

The Synesthesia Suit will be showcased at Tokyo Game Show 2016 within the “Future of Entertainment” corner.  Experience the full body vibration as you demo the soon-to-be released PlayStation [...]

Japan VR Summit 2

Hosting its second event, Japan VR Summit gathers over 500 industry leaders and those excited for the prospects of new businesses and products that may alter human history through the power of [...]


SIGGRAPH showgoers will have a chance to suit up in the Synesthesia Suit inside the VR Village section. Dates: July 24 through 28, 2016 Venue: Anaheim Convention Center

Rez Infinite – Synesthesia Suit Project Credits

Creative Directors:

Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks)


Producer, Planner: Ayahiko Sato

Technical Director (LED & Haptic Suit), LED Suit Designer & Developer: Tomoaki Yanagisawa

LED Suit Circuit & Firmware Designer & Developer: Hideaki Tai

LED Suit Device Development Supporter: Toshitaka Mochizuki

Audio System: Shintaro Kamijo

Suit Development Supporter: Takahito Hosono


LED Suit Designer & Developer, Haptic Suit Designer: Toshihiko Sakurai

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LED Suit System & Lighting Pattern Developer: 2bit

Keio Media Design 

Haptic Suit & Haptic Motion Supervisor: Kouta Minamizawa

Haptic Suit & Haptic Motion Developer: Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Yukari Konishi

Haptic Circuit Designer & Developer: Youichi Kamiyama