Researchers from the Imagineering Lab at City University London have created a device that mimics a real kiss using pressure sensors and actuators, to allow users to send each other kisses over the phone. According to their web site, “Kissenger can sense your kiss and transmit realistic kissing sensations to your partner in real time. You can also feel the force on your lips when your partner kisses you back. ”
The device’s unfortunate name is, indeed, Kissenger, a portmanteau of kiss and messenger. Maybe the creators are too young to understand that for some of us “Kissenger” and the name of the ex Secretary of State are too close for comfort.
Name aside, I am curious to see if it catches on.