"Social media vest" hugs wearer with each Facebook "Like"

October 10, 2012|Gus G. Sentementes

Imagine a world where you feel the "likes" of your Facebook friends on your body?

It's one vision of a future in wearable computing, in the form of a vest that inflates to squeeze your body with a "hug" each time someone "Likes" your Facebook status update, photo or video.

The smarty-pants students at the MIT Media Lab, along with students at Harvard, designed a "wearable social media vest, according to the Boston.com.

They call it the "Like-A-Hug" vest, and it was created for a class project. The idea/concept/product has gone viral, the Boston.com article notes.

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