Have you been longing for a hug from your best friend who’s moved out of town? Here’s a fantastic way to feel the warmth of a friendly hug over a distance! By Microsoft, these battery powered, internet-enabled pillows enable users to send hugs via the internet. The concept uses the principals of force feedback to make users feel hugged.
While the final product is still under development, Microsoft seems to be planning to have these pillows integrated with applications like Skype. This integration could help introduce a physical aspect to digital communication, giving it a more humane edge than ever!