Long distance relationships start to be less dramatic as thanks to the Kissenger you can literally send physical kisses over the internet. The new messenger promises to replicate your kiss to a paired device that will kiss the recipient for you. It works with pressure sensors and actuators.
“Kissing is the most direct and universal expression of intimacy and affection,” said Emma Yann Zhang, who worked on the prototype as PhD student at City University London.
“It’s a way for us to bond and maintain intimacy in our relationships,” she said.
The gadget looks like a large phone dock with a silicone pad in front. You kiss the pad, which registers the pressure of your kiss to the app.The recipient can then press his or her gadget to the lips or cheek, while motors under the silicone pad push out your “kiss.” Kind of.
So far it is not uncertain how realistic the whole thing is going to be, taking into consideration the fact that this is a flat bed with little pistons under it that exert pressure. Maybe in the end of the day it is going to be something like getting a very polite peck on the cheek.
Now the Kissenger supports only iOS and is in its prototype phase. But the users of iPhone7 will be out of luck unfortunately, cause the messenger communicates with a mobile phone via its headphone jack.
While it bills itself as the “world’s first mobile kiss messenger,” it certainly isn’t the first of its kind — or even the first to the name. As it turns out the first kissenger has motors beneath its silicone lips that roll and move to replicate the sender’s kiss.
There is no certain information whether the older model of kissenger was ever made. Created out of a research lab at the Singapore National University, the gadget’s site only shows some information about it without including instructions how to order.
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