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Augmented reality puts the squeeze into virtual hugs FEATURE 04/12/2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Augmented reality puts the squeeze into virtual hugs



FEATURE

04/12/2010

BEGEVE — Now you really can reach out and touch someone through the Internet, with the help of a wearable robot designed by a husband-and-wife team of scientists based in Japan.

Five years in the making, the device aims to inject a little physicality into online chatter, boosting the emotional quotient of virtual exchanges between flesh-and-blood people.

Forget emoticons, those annoying little smiley :-) or frowning :-( faces added to text messages with key strokes.
The quickened thump of an angry heart beat, a spine-tingling chill of fear, or that warm-all-over sensation sparked by true love — all can be felt even as your eyes stay glued to a computer screen.... MORE


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