Temperature-Variable Controller Will Make Your Palms Sweat Even More

Okay, be honest. It’s the final battle in an RPG, or a desperate standoff in Resident Evil 5 and you’re low on ammo. The tension builds, builds — and finds release in the sweat glands of your hands, which have been wrapped around the controller for a good hour or two already. And if Tokyo Metropolitan University researchers get their way, even the coolest cucumber in gaming will be feeling the moisture — because they want to make controllers that heat up.

I’m not sure they’re actually going to be pitching it to any game companies — this seems to be of more academic interest, with the side benefit of being something perhaps beneficial to the blind.

[via MIT Technology Review and Crave]