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If your smartphone says 'touch me', Feel Me replies

Until today, you could talk, see, write with your smartphone. From tomorrow you can also touch us. If you are among those who abuse emoticons to personalize a message and make your reader feel your mood, FeelMe is the project for you. Synchronous and asynchronous communication has (…)

Until today, you could talk, see, write with your smartphone. From tomorrow you can also touch us.

If you are among those who abuse emoticons to personalize a message and make your reader feel your mood, FeelMe the project that's right for you. Synchronous and asynchronous communication has certainly reached impressive levels. You can share everything quickly, you can talk, write, send images and audio. The one who always missed the contact. Until now.

The IDEO designer Marco Triverio try to fill this gap with Feel Me, one prototype application which allows you to open a interactive channel with your interlocutor in real time. A physical contact on the screen of your iPhone or smartphone.

At first glance, Feel Me is presented as a text messaging application. However, when the two sides are both looking at the screen during the conversation, the touches on the screen on one side are shown on the other as small dots. tells the same Triverio.Touching the same point triggers a small reaction, such as a vibration or sound, which allows the two people to know that they are touching the same point simultaneously.

An illusion? Without a doubt, but still a pleasant deception and above all what is closest (up to now at least) to non-verbal communication at a distance.

The video speaks for itself. And touching the cold screen of a smartphone could be a little less cold and open the doors to romantic gestures … when you say no words …