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If You Ever Wanted to Get Fingered by Your Phone Now Is Your Chance!

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Desperate for the loving touch of another human? A group of researchers in France have come up with the next best thing to ease your loneliness: a lifelike finger that attaches to your smartphone and strokes your hand.


The not-at-all-creepy MobiLimb has joints that allow it to function like a real finger. Its creators — Marc Teyssier, Gilles Bailly, Catherine Pelachaud, and Eric Lecolinet — say the device has multiple use cases.


For starters, when attached to the bottom of your phone, it can tickle your wrist, or reach around to caress the back of your hand.


"In the spirit of human augmentation, which aims at overcoming human body limitations by using robotic devices, our approach aims at overcoming mobile device limitations (static, passive, motionless) by using a robotic limb," Teyssier wrote on his website.




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