Students have created a "wearable" book that enables you to feel the characters' feelings as you read the story
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a "wearable" book which allows the reader to experience the protagonist’s emotions.
Using a combination of sensors, the book senses which page the reader is on and triggers vibration patterns through a special vest.
"Changes in the protagonist’s emotional or physical state trigger discrete feedback in the wearable [vest], whether by changing the heartbeat rate, creating constriction through air pressure bags, or causing localised temperature fluctuations" the researchers said.
The vest contains a personal heating device to change skin temperature and a compression system to convey tightness or loosening through airbags.
The vest also changes vibrations to match the mood of the book.