Cellphones have always been a means for people to be in ‘touch’. But the new tech shown at a TEDx event in Berlin takes this idea to a whole new level. Speaking at the event, design researcher Fabian Hemmert said that he wanted bring back some sort of tactile feedback into modern cellphones.
The idea is to use small motors attached to a cord, which applies pressure on the back of the users hands by pulling on said cord, while another device will use wet sponges to replicate a human kiss. It does this by gently pushing the wet sponge on the cheek of the said person. The last phone demonstrated uses compressed air to blow a puff of air at the neck or ear. To see how the entire thing works, take a look at the video below.
Hemmert says that ‘physical’ aspect of telecommunications will be an important aspect in the future, and imagines a future where users will send kisses over cellphones rather than text messages.