New vest enables hugs on Facebook
Scientists have invented a social media vest that enables people to give hugs to their friends, family and loved ones on Facebook.
The Like-A-Hug inflates when friends 'Like' a photo, video, or status update on the social networking site.
The inventors say the sensation allows the wearer to "feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs".
Melissa Kit Chow, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, said: "The project was done as an exercise and exploration in shape display.
"We came up with the concept over a casual conversation about long-distance relationships and the limitations of video chat interfaces like Skype.
"The result was Like-A-Hug. Connecting it to Facebook conceptually was simply a way to explore how social media might push past the traditional graphic user interface."
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what do you think?
I wouldn't want to use such a device incase someone hacked the signals and altered the hug to be not the original person's.
I wonder what else they could invent ???????????????????????????????
We have too much time on our hands - FACT - yet we dont have enough time in the day to get things sorted.
That's quite sad really. Buy a train ticket instead of this silly vest to go see your loved one.