November 2006

CuteCircuit's Hug Shirt


Written about in numerous webblogs and nominated by Time as one of the Best Inventions of 2006, CuteCircuit's Hug Shirt is embedded with sensors and electronics that allow you to feel a sense of touch, skin warmth and heart rate of the sender - a simulation of physical closeness - bringing the sensation of a hug from a distant loved one.

The Hug Shirt is a Bluetooth accessory for Java enabled mobile phones. Hug shirts don’t have any assigned phone number, all the data goes from the sensors Bluetooth to your mobile phone and your mobile phone delivers the hug data to your friend’s phone and it is seamlessly transmitted Bluetooth to his or her shirt!

Sending hugs is as easy as sending an SMS and you will be able to send hugs while you are on the move, in the same way and to the same places you are able to make phone calls (Rome to Tokyo, New York to Paris).

More on their site. Via Craftzine.

Published: Nov. 25th, 2006. Categorized: Interactive. Tagged: Wearables

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