The Flex-N-Feel glove will help long-distance relationships
While social media and video calling, voice notes and more help to keep people connected, sometimes all you really want is the human touch. A hug or a squeeze of the hand can convey so much more than words at times and missing physical closeness can be torture. But one research team wants to help.
Researchers at Simon Fraser University have developed a glove called the Flex-N-Feel which uses wi-fi to pair with your device and a bunch of sensors attached to microcontrollers will send signals to another glove which will vibrate to replicate the movement of the paired glove.
The gloves work in one direction only at the moment, meaning users need to take turns feeling the movements of another. The team is working on a glove that can give and receive touch at the same time. Along with the glove the team wants to use telepresence robots to help create a sense of being there.
“Long-distance relationships are more common today, but distance doesn’t have to mean missing out on having a physical presence and sharing space. If people can’t physically be together, we’re hoping to create the next best technological solutions,” said Carman Neustaedter, lead researcher.
Now to see how this gets used in the adult entertainment industry or as a Patreon reward perk.
Source: New Atlas