MIT researches have taken technology to advanced level by creating Like-A-Hug, the world’s first social media piece of clothing. This coat will hug you every time friends like your posts or links or pictures on Facebook.
This device inflates every time one receives a like, and the recipient can send a like back, which would transform into a hug if the other person were wearing the jacket. This is really cool 😉 Just imagine if you got 1000’s of Facebook friends and if you update some status and people Like it, you will be hugged “N” number of times 😉
Check this video showing how this Like-A-Hug coat relieves your stress:
The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab are the developers between Like-A-Hug. Melissa KIt Chow, one of the creators of the product, explains
“Like-A-Hug is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance. 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. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it,” Mrs. Chow reports.