Exclusive interview for SPINOFF.COM with Prof. Cheok & Ms. Zhang (PhD) on Kissenger, the gadget which allows remote kissing via the Internet.
Kissing allows people to share intimacy and emotions. Long distance families, couples and friends can maintain a close relationship even without being physically together. Kissenger is an innovative gadget, invented by Professor Adrian David Cheok, the Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City, University of London, the Director of the Imagineering Institute in Malaysia. It can be plugged into the smartphone and transmits realistic kissing sensations through the force controller from the sender to the recipient in real time via Internet. With the breakthrough device in the sphere of mixed reality, it became possible to share intimate moments with friends and families, while chatting with them on the phone or having the video chat, in order to keep the social connection with each other. Incorporating touch, smell and physical interaction can make Internet communication a much richer, intimate and meaning experience in the nearest future.