Wearable Book Lets You Feel What the Character’s Are Feeling
February 18th, 2014
Read any good books lately? Only the most masterful of storytellers are able to tell a tale that can touch readers and stir their emotions.
However, this tale entitled The Girl Who Was Plugged In by James Tiptree Jr. got a little help from MIT. Dubbed as Sensory Fiction, it’s the latest in wearable tech that comes in the form of a book that you can “wear” and strap on to your body via a harness, so you can feel whatever it is the main character is feeling, too. The technology isn’t limited to emotions, as the reader can be made to feel physical sensations like warmth and coldness.
The harness is equipped with LED lights, small heating devices, a vibrating mechanism, and a compression system that tightens or loosens depending on what’s happening in the story.
Wouldn’t it be neat to have a book like this at your local library? Guess it depends on what the book is about.