Why use your hands to manipulate the electronics, asks Georgia Tech digital artist Hye Yeon Nam, when you could use a little affection instead?:
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.
We demonstrate the Kiss Controller 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.
On the one hand, more kissing is probably a good thing. On the other hand, if things get competitive it could get bad. If people get stuck in the video game trance, it could get even worse.
[Another one from my friend Sam.]