In a world of increasingly digitised relationships, physical interaction has been given a bit of a cold shoulder. Naturally, no one would suggest we put away our devices to actually reach out to each other. No need, when we have e-gurus like Petter Prinz and his new interactive cuddling app, HUG.
The ex-Google employee explains, “With Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp we’re constantly trying to keep in touch, but along the way we’ve lost the physical touch.” HUG nuzzles into that gap, allowing you to send someone a squeeze they can actually feel. Like an emoji, only buzzier.
All you do is snuggle up to your smartphone, if that doesn’t feel too weird, and allow it to record the duration of your embrace by reading your heartbeat. You then select the emotion you want to attach to it (happy, sad, curious, excited, loving or up for a party…) and your hugee receives a corresponding vibration on their phone. Though what a lingering yet curious cuddle would feel like digitally is still up for debate.
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