How About A Vest That Inflates When You Receive Likes On Facebook.. ~ Hackinthus

Saturday, October 06, 2012

How About A Vest That Inflates When You Receive Likes On Facebook..

By Sukesh Kumar

A group of scientists at MIT has come up with a new vest that can be linked to your Facebook account. Why? So that when people 'LIKE' something you've posted, the vest automatically inflates.

That sounds weird at first, but there’s actually a touching reason for its development. The idea of this vest – which has been dubbed Like-A-Hug – is to simulate the feeling of receiving a hug from your friends. “The vest inflates when friends ‘Like’ a photo, video, or status update on the wearer’s wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs,” designer Melissa Chow writes on her website. Chow developed the vest with Andy Payne and Phil Seaton at the MIT Media Lab.
Wait!! That's not it -  By squeezing and deflating your vest, you can make the vest of the person who Liked your post inflate, essentially giving them a hug back. In addition to giving us a quick breakdown of the vest on her website, Chow also posted a video that takes a look at a world where people regularly exchange hugs via the Like-A-Hug. Have a look : 

The idea of sharing “hugs” with people who are miles away is heartwarming. If this vest eventually makes it to market, would you consider buying one? Please feel free to comment...

Source- Slash Gear

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