Sensory Fiction project lets you feel the emotions in a book

Suit uses heat, vibration and pressure pads to simulate emotions

Sensory Fiction takes the term 'Smart Wearables' and imagines it as something very different from the Nike FuelBand and the Pebble Smartwatch

Academics at MIT have developed a smart wearable suit called Sensory Fiction which, when hooked up to their book, can convey the emotions from the book to the user reading the page.

The suit contains a number of sensory modules which then carry out a number of tasks whether it's applying heat to the body, vibrating to stimulate your heart beat or compression pads which can apply pressure to the body.

All three are then combined to recreate the physical reactions our body's have when we feel emotions like anxiety, love and even despair. In conjunction with the suit the book is also covered in an array of LED lights which change colour depending on the mood of the page.

The book itself is 'The Girl Who Was Plugged In', a 1974 science fiction story about a girl who lives by remotely controlling a human being through her brain.

At the moment Sensory Fiction is just a prototype designed by Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope and Julie Legault and will be used to explore the ways in which technology can be used to immerse us in activities like reading a book.