Blowing kisses through video calls may have just become obsolete as a new smartphone accessory would make it possible for long distance lovers to kiss.
Kissenger, which calls itself the “world’s first mobile kiss messenger,” is a system that combines an iOs app and a huge plug-in detection pad to transmit kisses wirelessly to someone else who has both the app and the Kissenger pad.
To kiss your partner, while you are talking on FaceTime or Skype, both iPhone users must attach the ‘Kissenger’ on their cell phones.
“High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation.
“Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner’s kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.”
The device even recognises the force of your kiss and can replicate it when “kissing” your loved one.
According to the creators, “Kissing is the most direct and effective way to express your feelings and love. With Kissenger, you can kiss your loved ones even when you are physically apart”.
The first working prototype of the Kissenger was made for iOS devices.
It fits over the phone like a phone cover and connects into the audio jack of iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
Kissinger was created by Yann Emma Zhang, a Ph.D. student, and it’s in a fairly advanced stage of development.
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