Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Have a HaptiHeart? Or Take a Punch?

Now who could resist blogging about the HaptiHeart, a wearable item its inventor hopes will sweep Japan and beyond?

The idea is to add a physical component to the virtual experience of someone making your heart beat faster or sending you a hug or some other emotional connection.

This isn't the only product to translate virtual into physical. The Tactile Gaming Vest gives you a punch when you're playing a video game. Yes, if your avatar get punched on the screen, you feel it under the vest too.

I'm not sure these products qualify as "meeting a customer need" but they're intriguing, innovative, original, and interesting food for marketing thought.

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