Remember the simpler days, when the square controller from your Nintendo Entertainment System gave you blisters and cut painfully into your hands? Well, the next generation of video game controllers is about as far from that as possible.
Kinect has already enabled us to play video games with our bodies. Now, the Kiss Controller is taking that concept further … to second base, in fact.
As its name suggests, the Kiss Controller enables the players to control the video game by kissing. For example, to play a bowling game, one player wears a special headset that has magnetic-field sensors attached to it. The other player attaches a magnet to his or her tongue (usually with Fixodent). Hormonal teenagers everywhere like where this is headed…
Hye Yeon Nam, the artist who created the Kiss Controller explains how it works on her Vimeo site:
While they kiss, the person who has the magnet on his/her tongue, controls the direction and speed of the bowling ball for 20 seconds. The goals of this game are to guide the ball so that it maintains an average position in the center of the alley and to increase the speed of the ball by moving the tongue faster while kissing.