Ever wondered if your interpretation of a book was accurate? Wonder no more. With e-books taking over printed book sales it was only a matter of time before we made them more ‘interactive’. Effectively less book-like… And that’s exactly what Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab have created with their project ‘Sensory Fiction’. A wearable, augmented book that attempts to make the reader ‘feel’ the story page by page. With clever use of vibration, lighting, heat and air bags it induces physical sensations from the reader that align with what’s happening on each page of the book. Clever stuff eh.
For a slightly more technical explanation of the project, take a look on the MIT site here