Phone With ‘Human Touch’ Developed In Japan

PhoneIn case video chat wasn’t realistic enough for you. Via Brisbane Times:

Japanese researchers say they have developed a human-shaped mobile phone with a skin-like outer layer that enables users to feel closer to those on the other end.

“The mobile phone may feel like the person you are talking to,” the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) said in a press release, describing the gadget as a “revolutionary telecom medium”.

The project is a collaboration between Osaka University, the mobile telephone operator NTT DoCoMo and other institutes.

They hope to put it into commercial production within five years by adding image and voice recognition functions.

[Continues at Brisbane Times]

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  • MrPINKi

    Have fun pulling that out of your pocket. No thanks

  • MrPINKi

    Have fun pulling that out of your pocket. No thanks

  • Rex Vestri

    Set it on ‘vibrate’ and it’s a sex toy too!

  • Rex Vestri

    Set it on ‘vibrate’ and it’s a sex toy too!

  • saint_al

    “The body resembles a human being but its design is so blurred that it could be taken as either male or female and young or old, the press release said.”
    Either that, or it could be taken as a buttplug.

  • saint_al

    “The body resembles a human being but its design is so blurred that it could be taken as either male or female and young or old, the press release said.”
    Either that, or it could be taken as a buttplug.

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