The Hug Shirt™ is a shirt that makes people send hugs over distance!
The HugShirt was invented by Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz the co-founders of CuteCircuit.
Embedded in the Hug Shirt™ there are sensors that feel the strength, duration, and location 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 Hug Shirt™ of the distant loved one.
The Hug Shirt™ was invented in 2002 and it has been awarded as one of the Best Inventions of the Year by Time Magazine in 2006.
The style of the HugShirt changed over the years to become more streamlined. This HugShirt from 2004 featured round sensor areas similar to the original 2002 design.
The Hug Shirt™ connects Bluetooth to any smartphone thanks to the HugShirt App.
The Hug Shirt™ records a hug like you would record a movie and delivers the data to your mobile via Bluetooth through the App and then your hug is transmitted over the network to your friend’s phone and it is seamlessly transmitted via Bluetooth to their Hug Shirt™!
Sending hugs is as easy as sending a text message or chatting, and you are able to send hugs while you are on the move, in the same way and to the same places you are able to make phone calls (Rome to Tokyo or New York to Paris).