Traditionally, authors use words to create emotions in their readers. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new ‘wearable’ book to enhance this experience. It allows the reader to feel the protagonist’s emotions physically. Using a combination of sensors, the book triggers vibration patterns through a special vest. The vest also contains a personal heating device to change skin temperature and airbags, which tighten or loosen it. It’s the first ever book that can give the reader a virtual hug.
Do you need a hug from a book?
Annette (Scottish accent)
Study the wordsWearable- that can be worn Enhance- to make something more pleasant Protagonist- main character Trigger- to activate Tighten- to constrict Loosen- to relax Hug- embrace NEW: TINY TEXTS VOCAB CHALLENGE CARDS
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