The Like-A-Hug vest by Melissa Chow, Andy Payne, and Phil Seaton from MIT, connects to the wearer’s Facebook account. Ubergizmo reports that whenever someone “likes” their uploads, comment or status updates, it inflates to give them a hug. Hugs can also be sent back to the sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.
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.
Check out the video below to see the technology in action: