Hug Shirt

The Hug Shirt allows you to feel the physical closeness of a distant loved one.

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London
GB United Kingdom
Web http://www.cutecircuit.com/products/thehugshirt
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In development

About the project Edit

The rather brilliant invention of Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, the Hug Shirt allows people to send hugs from a distance using sensors embedded in the shirt ‘that feel the strength of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender’ then employs ‘actuators that recreate the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of the hug to the shirt of the distant loved one’.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The Hug Shirt was invented by Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz the co-founders of CuteCircuit, the London based award-winning design company. The Hug Shirt™ has been awarded as one of the Best Inventions of the Year by Time Magazine.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Embedded in the shirt there are sensors that feel the strength of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender and actuators that recreate the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of the hug to the shirt of the distant loved one.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The Hug Shirt is a Bluetooth accessory for Java enabled mobile phones. Hug Shirt's don’t have any assigned phone number, all the data goes from the sensors Bluetooth to one mobile phone that delivers the hug data to another phone. It is transmitted Bluetooth to the other person’s shirt!

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