Better Than a Poke! Here’s Like-A-Hug, the Vest That Lets Your Facebook Pals Reach Out and Touch You.
But Like-A-Hug seems less likely to end up at a store near you, since it is still partially theoretical.
Artist Melissa Kit Chow built one along with classmates Andy Payne and Phil Seaton as part of a MIT Media Lab course. “While the wireless, inflatable vest does exist,” she tells me via e-mail, “we never fully realized the project and did not connect it to Facebook.”
Maybe Zuck can work something out with Kickstarter?