As though taking a few notes from the movie theater industry, Sensory Fiction was created to introduce a new level of experience when reading novels. Instead of focusing on audio or motion, Sensory Fiction focuses on a combination of touch and temperature. Through the use of a special book that is connected to a wearable harness of sorts, sensors embedded in the latter vibrate, change pressure and temperature in line with the plot.
Designed by Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope and Julie Legault, MIT Media Lab students, Sensory Fiction also involves the book cover changes color to signify its mood. The prototype story used is 'The Girl Who Was Plugged In’ by James Tiptree due to its incredible range of settings and emotions.