Grin and Wear It

February 6, 2014

sensoryfictionWearable books may sound like science fiction, but engineers and researchers at MIT have created a wearable vest that hooks up to an e-book to allow readers to actually feel what the protagonist is going through. The MIT engineers tested their device combining “networked sensors and actuators” using the book The Girl Who Was Plugged In by James Tiptree. Although the Sensory Fiction wearable book won’t be manufactured anytime soon, it certainly provokes discussion for the future of books and technology. Read more in this NPR article.



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