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The Technology Behind Dead Space 3

Find out more about the various tech behind Dead Space 3. Apart from the RIGs, Kinesis and Stasis, there are new entries like the Heat Monitor and Scavenger Bot. Read on to find out more.

Heat Monitor (NEW!)

The Heat Monitor is a device that helps the planet's inhabitants monitor their thermal energy level (can T-ENG be far behind?!). In some ways, the "heat monitor" replaces the "oxygen meter" from the first two Dead Space games, only this time, "oxygen" is plentiful (you're on a planet ...) but an environmental hazard monitoring device is still being used.
Despite their suits, Clarke and Carver will die if exposed to cold too long. The monitor will track your character's body heat as you wander around topside. Heat depletes as you're exposed, but your suit will slowly warm you back up once you are out of the elements.

Kinesis

Kinesis is technology that allows human engineers and construction crews to move large masses easily in almost any environment.

Hands-on Zero-Point applications have found use not only space-borne construction, but also on planetary projects where bulkier construction exoskeletons and machinery are not suited, nor welcome.

RIGs

RIGs monitor the lifesigns of an individual. Developed from medical monitoring systems designed for elderly patients, it has found common usage among the adult population.

Scavenger Bot (NEW!)

The Scavenger Bot is a remotely operated robot Isaac operates to collect small out of the way items. Small robots still perform many tasks where human technicians and larger robots cannot go (such as ventilation ducts and waste tunnels). Various military groups are suspected to have carried out surveillance and assassination missions using similar machines.

Stasis

Stasis is a field of science and technology based on advanced quantum physics. In layman's terms, "stasis" modules allows the suspension of a field of "slowed" time in a designated volume. All motion and physical activity "slows" relative to normal time.

It was suspected that living organisms subject to such a temporal slow down would die, as aerobic and anaerobic activities, vital to life, would be affected. However, stasis merely shifts the afflicted into a slower "state" of time; bodily functions relative to the afflicted individual(s) still work (relative to their temporal state), and hence, they do not come to harm.

That said, stasis has found wide applications in the surgical field, where patients who are suffering from otherwise terminal conditions or incredible trauma (such as the loss of whole limbs) can be put into stasis while suitable equipment and staff are assembled and organized to render treatment.

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