Books are changing as technology advances. It is true that many folks buy e-books these days. But with wearable devices becoming more popular, we are going to see some exciting book products in the near future. Take this augmented book for instance. It has a book cover that animates to reflect the book’s changing plot. Certain passages trigger vibration patterns.
This augmented book allows the reader to better experience what they are reading. Changes in the protagonist’s emotional or physical state trigger feedback in the companion wearable device (e.g. temperature changes). The books and its wearable support light, sound, heating device to change skin temperature, vibration to influence heart rate, and a compression system. This is just a prototype but think about the possibilities here.[via] [photo on Flickr]