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Scientist cooks up virtual sex technology
(IDG) -- For those looking to put more a little more "reality" into their virtual reality sex life, a scientist in Australia may soon have the answer.
Dominic Choy of Cammeray, New South Wales is in the process of creating a life-sized sex doll, complete with imitation skin, that is fully controlled over a computer system, the U.K.-based New Scientist magazine reported in its Jan. 20 issue.
Choy applied last April for a patent on the technology and was granted U.S. patent WO 00/59581 in October, according to the patent application.
Using signals from the Internet as well as sound and touch sensors, the apparatus would allow a user wearing a virtual reality headset to have virtual sex with someone in another part of the world also online or with a person of the user's imagination, such as a celebrity, the patent backgrounder suggests.
The doll itself will be essentially passive, but certain key body parts would be motor driven, the patent says.
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