Lovers separated by distance can see and talk to each other using the internet but what about sharing a smooch?
Researchers from the Imagineering Lab at City University London think they can save many long distance relationships, with their new Kissenger gadget. The device mimics a real kiss using pressure sensors and actuators. It’s purely for regular pecks on the cheek or mouth.
The Kissenger pairs with a messaging app that lets a user send a kiss, so when one is sent, the Kissenger measures pressure on different parts of the sender’s lips to replicate that exact kiss on the recipient’s Kissenger. The lip part of the device is made of silicon. I don’t think it would feel as nice as a regular kiss, but hey, who knows. Maybe a cold silicon device pushing against your lips would feel good if you knew it came from a loving place.
The next stage of the Kissenger is to build scent into the prototype. So you can get the authentic smell of the person you want to kiss. OMG how cool is this gadget?