Control a game by making out with the latest in experimental input methods

It's just a game of one-upmanship from these motion control guys. Sure, Kinect may have wowed everyone with its controller-free gameplay, but Hye Yeon Nam, a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology has done them one better with a hands-free kissing game.

As she describes on her site, “The Kiss Controller interface has two components: a customized headset that functions as a sensor receiver and a magnet that provides sensor input. The user affixes a magnet to his/ her tongue with Fixodent. Magnetic field sensors are attached to the end of the headset and positioned in front of the mouth. As the user moves her tongue, this creates varying magnetic fields that are used to control games.”

Above: The intimate control method is used to play a bowling game.

“One person has a magnet on his/her tongue and the other person wears the headset. 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."

It doesn't exactly strike us as the most romantic thing in the world, but it still sounds way more fun than most other motion control games.

[Via: Kotaku]

Feb 22, 2011