Would you like a vibration jacket designed for chickens ? What if I told you that it could be used as a pyjamas for your children ? No ? What if I told you that you could give your children hughs through the internet at night, every time you don’t get home in time ?
I imagine all those fathers (or mothers), sitting at work, wearing special jackets, and hugging their kids through the Internet. I see the open offices, 50 people hugging themselves. Or doing other things 😉 …
According to Wired/Reuters, Singapore scientists are looking for ways to transmit the sense of touch over the internet. They have now devised a vibration jacket for chickens and are thinking about electronic children’s pyjamas for cyberspace hugs.
“A wireless jacket for chickens or other pets can be controlled with a computer and gives the animal the feeling of being touched by its owner”, said researchers at Nanyang Technological University.
The university is thinking of a pyjama suit for children, which would use the internet to adjust changes in pressure and temperature to simulate the feeling of being hugged. Parents wearing a similar suit could be “hugged” back by their children.
Would you buy one of those?