I stumbled across this charming and intriguing video of the Feel Me iOS app, developed by Marco Triverio, an IDEO interaction designer. It attempts to cross the divide created geographic separation, but not quite closed by current digital technology.
As you move your finger across your phone’s messaging screen, the other person can see where your fingers are, and a gentle vibration is triggered when both fingers are in the same place on each screen.
Realtime interactions between people messaging is a cool idea. I could see it used by children & parents, couples and friends, long distance lovers or even those visually impaired (particularly the vibration function).
At present, FeelMe is not yet available to the public, but you can sign up here.
What do you think of it?