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Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Social Networks, Venture |

Meet Like-A-Hug, the vest you “hugs” when using Facebook

If you’re fed (a) that all comment on your wall but ignore your counterpart in real life, then this invention may be right for you. Melisa Chow Kit, engineer of the (MIT, for its acronym in English) in the United States developed a vest that interacts with the site in real time, “embracing” carriers whenever their contacts recorded activity within your social network account.

How does it work? The so-called “social media vest” gently inflates every comment or “like” received on the Facebook wall, thus simulating a warm hug. Furthermore, the article gives the option to “return the gesture” to tighten and deflate, but this only works if the sender also saw another vest equally.

“The idea came up during a conversation about long distance relationships and the limitations of video chat and Skype. The idea of producing telepresence (or remote presence) appeared, and played with the concept of hugs by wireless technology. The result was Like-A-Hug “explains the designer on the official site of the project.

Everything seems to indicate that there are no plans to put this vest on sale, because it is only an experiment to enter the debate about whether technology and includes the individual isolates within societies, although there are people interested in the subject invention.

What do you think?

Link: The vest hugging by comments on Facebook (BBC News)

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