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The proximity heart shirt is fine for couples who live in the same area, but what about long-distance relationships? What if you could give a hug as easily as you could send a text message? The Hug Shirt uses software running on a cell phone to communicate via Bluetooth with sensors and actuators embedded in the shirt fabric. These mechanisms replicate the “sensation of touch, warmth and emotion” from a virtual hug delivered miles away.

To send a hug, you have to hug yourself — which is admittedly a little weird. Come to think of it, who actually wants to hug someone who wears the same shirt everyday? And what if someone else hugged you? Would your significant other realize that the hug didn’t have your distinctive pattern, thereby raising suspicion? This shirt is clearly dangerous. Price not available – CuteCircuit


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