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Wireless Bracelet Lets People Touch Each Other From Afar [Video]

Wireless Bracelet Lets People Touch Each Other From Afar [Video]
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The Tactilu wristband can transmit the sensation of touching between a couple.

Daniela Walker
  • 20 june 2013

Being separated from loved ones can be difficult, but in recent years the internet and technology has made distance seem much smaller. New communication methods such as videochatting and social media let those who are far away still feel close to you. Now, media art group panGenerator will bring the feeling of closeness one step further with its wireless bracelet, Tactilu, which gives the sensation of touch from miles away.

The bracelet uses haptic feedback technology and bluetooth to send signals and transmit the tactile motion from one device to the other. Tactilu is built with touch sensors and flexinol wire to replicate the feeling of touch, and has two layers to send and receive touch. Currently in alpha mode, later iterations of the model will reportedly be thinner.

Check out the video below to see how Tactilu works:

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