In a world where most people hide behind the computer screen and technology is moving at lightning speed, the Like-a-Hug inflatable vest will spontaneously remind you of what it feels like to be embraced by a friend, even if it's all virtual.
This poofy garment will probably remind you of the French movie 'Thomas in Love.' The movie explores the life of an agoraphobic named Thomas who craves human interaction, but is afraid of the external world and thus, locks himself up in his own apartment.
Created by Melissa Chow, Andy Payne and Phil Seaton from MIT, the Like-a-Hug inflatable vest connects directly to your Facebook account so every time 'likes' your status, the vest automatically puffs up as a notification. And what is interaction if the other side doesn't reciprocate? An added feature to the vest allows you to hug back the person who 'liked' you, provided that they are also wearing the vest.
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