Ever feel the need for a hug? Get the Hug Shirt!


Traveling quite a bit makes me want a familiar hug and here’s a way to get more then just a long distance hug! Yahoo!

"The Hug Shirt (F+R Hugs) is a shirt that allows people to exchange the physical sensation of a hug over distance. 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.

The System

The Hug Shirt is a Bluetooth accessory for Java enabled . Hug shirts don’t have any assigned phone number, all the data goes from the sensors wirelessly to your mobile phone and your mobile phone delivers the data stream to your loved one phone and seamlessly is transmitted Bluetooth to the other person’s shirt (sounds complex but the operation takes the same few seconds it would take to send an SMS, or text message). 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)."

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One comment

  1. rebekah
    November 8, 2006 at 21:21

    The Hug Shirt has been nominated as one of the Best Inventions of 2006 by Time Magazine!!! Finally you can see the new Hug Shirt that was presented at Wired NextFest in New York last month. The new design features a very comfortable mix of smart textiles, cotton and micro-fiber that make it.

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