Looking closer at University of Art and Industrial Design Linz student Hannah Perner-Wilson, one half of the duo behind the Massage Me controllers, we see that he has a keen interest in developing products made of fabric that incorporate sensors. (You can see a list here.) The one that most caught our eye is what he calls a "Time Sensing Bracelet," which seems it could easily be adapted to remotely control physical objects and not just on-screen graphics. Check it out:
Curious to make one for yourself? Perner-Wilson has an Instructable for it here.