6 of 10Image
In collaboration with Andy Payne and Phil Seaton, MIT student Melissa Kitchow created a social media-connected vest which allows a hug to be granted over Facebook.
The project page says that being connected through our garments allows "us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs," -- taking things further from simply 'liking' a status.
When a user's photo, video or status is 'liked' by a friend, the vest inflates to mimic the feeling of a hug. In addition, if you squeeze and deflate the vest, the original sender can receive a hug in return.
Via: Melissa Kitchow