University of Electro-Communications

Video: Online Kiss Transmission Device

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I don’t know how to start, so here we go: students from the Japan’s University of Electro-Communications have created a device that (kind of) makes it possible to transmit kisses over the web, from one person to the other. The way it works is that you use your tongue to move a piece of plastic, which is attached to a connected box, to simulate a kiss.

If you move your tongue to the left, for example, the plastic moves in the same way and transmits that information to the other party. To make the kiss transmission work, the person at the other end obviously has to have the same setup in order to receive the kiss (and possibly react to it in real-time by moving their mouth, too).

Even though the system is being fancily described as a “tactile communication device”, it’s pretty basic in its current form. The students are now working on ways to simulate other features of a kiss, like the moistness of the tongue. Good luck with that.

Here’s the video (provided by our friends at Diginfonews in Tokyo):