Technology continues to push the boundaries of human communication and the TACTILU Remote Touch Communicator is looking to change the way you show emotions. The wristband is supposed to deliver remote hugs, kisses and other types of emotion via the simple device to any loved one or friend in the world. Developed by media art and design group Pangenerator, the TACTILU is a pair of bracelets that can transmit tactile sensations between the linked devices and those who wear them even if they are miles apart. Still in the development phase, these wristbands are fitted with a touch sensor on its upper side that allows users to swipe and poke to send the other bracelet, alerting the wearer that someone is reaching out to them via the complementary lower-side sensor of the receiving party’s bracelet. Quantum tunneling composite (QTC) technology is responsible for the touch/sending sensor and flexinol wire, which shows muscle-like behavior, for the delivery/receiving sensor. Although it’ll never replace human touch as a way to communicate and express one’s feeling, the TACTILU could possibly be a great device for military families and those who can’t be with each other due to work, school, travel or more. It’ll provide a nice reminder to those who are far that someone is thinking about them.
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