Researchers at a Japanese university have taken interactive advertising to the next level: they've developed a poster that reacts to being kissed, Gizmodo reports.
A group at Keio University (who, I suspect, spent too much time wishing the moving pictures in the Harry Potter books were a part of our world, too) have created a poster that changes based on the proximity of the viewer to the image.
You can see how it works in this video.
The image's reaction isn't based on touch sensors, so you don't have to actually kiss the poster. It is based on how close the viewer is to the image.
While the project is still in its early stages, the team is working to develop the kissable poster for commercial uses. As Keidai Ogawa of Keio University explains in the video, the original thought was to have a poster, like the ones teens hang in their bedrooms, that will react when a viewer interacts with it. Perhaps, it can be restricted to one person per poster. Imagine the sort of cross-contaminationRead More »from Kissable poster developed by Japanese university