"Hug" shirt

F+R Hugs is a shirt that allows to exchange the physical sensation of a hug over distance. Embedded in the shirt there are sensors that feel the strength of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender and actuators that recreate the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of the hug to the shirt of the distant loved one. The F+R Hugs is a Bluetooth accessory for Java enabled mobile phones. Hug shirts don't have any assigned phone number, all the data goes from the sensors wirelessly to your mobile phone and your mobile phone delivers the data stream to your loved one'sphone and seamlessly is transmitted Bluetooth to the other person's shirt (sounds complex but the operation takes the same few seconds it would take to send an SMS, or text message).

Source: Added: 2 June 2006