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Soon, posters that kiss you back

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 19:49

Melbourne: Japanese researchers have invented a digital image that can respond to your kisses with smiles and eyelash fluttering.
An ultrasound sensor above the poster senses the distance between the user and the image displayed and reacts as the person gets closer - i.e. puckers up ready for that long-awaited kiss. When the user moves away again, the image goes into a “blush” mode.

It is hoped the technology will have uses in digital signage and on tablets.

Keio University’s Keidai Ogawa said there was real potential to have celebrities license their image for commercial uses.

“I’m a big fan of pop idols, and I have posters in my room,” quoted Mr Ogawa as saying.

“It bugged me the posters didn’t move at all.

"I think people would be really attracted to a face that gives a kiss as they walk past."

He also hopes to introduce elements like scents from perfumes and shampoos and even sweet nothings like whispers of “I love you”.


First Published: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 19:49
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