Wearable Book Lets Readers Feel Character Emotions Via Sensor

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By Dianna Dilworth Comments

sensoryfictionIf you think eBooks are the latest technology in publishing, think again. Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab have invented a new kind of technologically-enhanced book that readers can wear in order to physically experience the sensations that the characters are feeling.

The experiment has been named Sensory Fiction. Essentially, the book is outfitted with sensors. Readers can strap it on through a vest and as they read, the emotions of the characters are expressed not only on the page, but through the sensors.

The book has LED lights, air pressure bags, vibration patterns, and a heating device to help influence the experience of the reader. Check out a video demo after the jump.

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(Via VICE).