Augmented reality books? New ‘wearable book’ feeds you its characters’ emotions as you read

eBooks are going to look quaint in the future, when we have wearable books that make us feel everything that’s going on in our favorite fictions, the International Science Times reports. In fact, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab have already created a wearable book under the project Sensory Fiction. As you read the wearable book, an array of devices will take you into the inner world of characters, making you feel as they feel. Covered in sensors and actuators, the ‘book’ is actually a strappy, vest-like object hooked to you while you read. The gadget-book adds to the pleasure or pain of reading by creating physical sensations that mimics the characters’ emotions as the plot unfolds…

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