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Like-a-Hug Jackets Give You a Hug for Every Facebook ‘Like’ You Get

by Hazel Chua
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Hugs make bad days more bearable. But what do you do if you live alone or don’t really have anyone close by who’s willing to hug you?

I know that sounds sad, but don’t get too upset because┬áMelissa Kit Chow, Andy Payne, and Phil Seaton from MIT have come up with a solution for you: virtual hugs.

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The puffy vest might look like something you’d see on an avant garde fashion runway, but it’s got a techie touch. It’s actually called the Like-a-Hug, and for a good reason: it inflates and gives the wearer a ‘hug’ every time someone ‘likes’ a status, photo, or video that the wearer has posted on Facebook.

Like-A-Hug is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given remotely, bringing us closer despite physical distance. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.

It’s just an art installation but it’s not very hard to figure out what its deeper meaning is.

[via Neatorama]

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