Weird cellphones blow, kiss and touch to make talking intimate

Speaking at a TED event in Berlin, design researcher, Fabian Hemmert showed off three cellphone prototypes that would put the "touch" back in "keeping in touch." Your iPhone might have a lot of apps, but there aren't any apps for these features.

The first phone replicates touch by using a small motor attached to a cord that applies pressure to the back of the user's hand. Another cellphone simulates moisture using a wet sponge inside of the device that pushes against your lips. The last phone demonstrated blows a puff of air onto your neck or ear.

Hemmert thinks that the physicality of telecommunications will be very important in the future. He envisions a world where people will send a kiss over their cellphones instead of a text message. Imagine that, making out with a piece of machinery instead of a real person — not strange at all.

YouTube - TEDxTalks, via Slashgear

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