Say WHAT? Kissing via phone?
Ever wished your phone was a little more… intimate? Fabian Hemmert, a design researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany, who has worked both for Marvel Comics and Nintendo, certainly does. “Mobile phones use so little of our sensory abilities,” he says. “They are great for information exchange - text, video, and speech - but they provide no feeling of nearness.” That’s why Hemmert has developed a series of phone prototypes that can transmit grasping, breathing or even kissing, which he presented last week at the Mobile HCI conference in Stockholm, Sweden.