The Sense-Roid Jacket is Technologically Touching
The world is currently suffering from "chronic intermittent huglessness," and the Sense-Roid jacket may help alleviate this lonely epidemic. Developed by researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan, the Sense-Roid jacket is equipped with pneumatic "muscles" to simulate the pressure and sensations of a hug. It also can simulate strokes or even a petting motion.
Implications - As much as society relies on such tools as cellphones, laptops and social media platforms to maintain or strike up relationships of all kinds, the Sense-Roid jacket shows that more is needed. People crave the intimacy of touch, which developers and designers will have to start incorporating into devices.Stats for Hug-Simulating Clothing Trending: Older & Mild
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