But despite the positive press, the company's fortunes took a nosedive.
Real Touch found itself unable to sell its hardware and, what's more, it is now catering to a dwindling group of existing customers.
Violence and poverty Gang violence and poverty in Central American nations has propelled thousands of children to leave their homes unaccompanied and cross illegally into the United States.
The number of Central American children coming alone started to increase in fiscal year 2012, largely due to an influx from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The number of unaccompanied children (0 to 17 years old) from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras apprehended at the southwest border reached a high in fiscal year 2014 at 51,705, up from 10,146 in fiscal year 2012, per border patrol data.
If someone forced you to describe Real Touch Interactive in just two words, you'd probably call it a "digital brothel." And rightly so, as the North Carolina-based business specializes in teledildonics, wearable gadgets that let people "have sex" through the internet; a technology that lets paying customers connect with consenting partners online.
In 2012, Real Touch was on the rise, getting featured in HBO's .
Called Life Stream, the Big Brother-like setup uses three webcams placed in different rooms to capture people's everyday lives, who are given 0 a month in return for sharing their intimate space.
Participants are required to be over the age of 18.
"Recent government data shows that more than two-thirds of the aliens the Obama administration has brought to the United States under the president's Central American Minors program weren’t actually minors at all," said the Dec. Only 30 percent of individuals who have come to the United States under the program are under 18 years old, the article said.
For example, if you watched a movie where a male performer was penetrating another person, that thrusting motion would be replicated by the device.
If that performer were to then quicken (or slow) their pace, the device would follow suit in real time.
Researchers are currently exploring the potential benefits of integrative health in a variety of situations, including pain management for military personnel and veterans, relief of symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, and programs to promote healthy behaviors. Department of Veterans Affairs, and other agencies are sponsoring research to see whether integrative approaches can help.
Chronic pain is a common problem among active-duty military personnel and veterans. For example, NCCIH-funded studies are testing the effects of adding mindfulness meditation, self-hypnosis, or other complementary approaches to pain management programs for veterans.