Strange Device Adds Tactile Feedback to Ebooks

Do you ever wish that your slender ebook reader was encased in a clunky fake book just so that you can pretend that you're flipping through real pages? Me neither, but there's a device that'll grant that wish anyway.

It's called Paranga and it's made by a group of students at the Osaka University. It consists of various mechanisms which can judge how far you're bending a fake book so that a roller with fake pages can turn at an appropriate rate to simulate turning pages.

Check out the video below to see just how the strange system works.

I sincerely doubt that anyone will actually want or use this device, but I do find it amusing that it exists and appears to work. [DigInfo via CrunchGear]