When it comes to artificial gravity needs, diagravity (sometimes called paragravity) is the most common solution after pseudogravity. Essentially a powerful and highly controlled form of magnetic levitation, 'gravity' is induced by a series of magnetic generators creating fields of several Tesla, which dynamically change based on what they need to act upon.
The simplest systems affect a very small area at best, and are incapable of reacting to the presence of objects with extremely strong magnetic properties such as ferromagnetic materials. However, more advanced systems are able to make extremely acute adjustments in the field, to the point where iron objects can be thrown across them and affected normally. More advanced forms of this technology are known as haptigrams and electronium, where atomic-scale fields can be created (though not necessarily reacted to).
Diagravitic systems are sometimes used as forms of 'inertial dampeners', typically to maintain a tolerable level of gravity for sapient individuals with limited physical capacity. Even though some systems are capable of tolerating metal objects, doing so is generally considered to be rather bad luck. Many alternative items are often used, and paramagnetic materials, such as titanium, will 'fall the wrong way' in less-managed fields or fields where such behavior is desired or otherwise permitted.
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