In its original conception, this technology was to have been used for remote sex (or, at least, remote mutual masturbation), where the physical sensations of touch could be transmitted over a data link between the participants.
Visualisations of this hypothetical technology feature an image of an attractive woman engulfed in a rubber suit equipped with sensors and built-in, remotely-operated dildos, suggesting an inspiration derived more from rubber fetishism and/or medical fetishism than a desire to meet widespread demand.
Sex toys that can be manipulated remotely by another party are currently coming onto the market. These toys sometimes come with prerecorded movies to which the toys' actions are synchronized by means of a previously-written script. Other products being released fit a new category called bluedildonics, which allow a sex toy to be controlled remotely via a Bluetooth connection.