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This Jacket Lets You Hug From a Distance

Adele Peters

Push a button on your iPhone, and wherever this jacket is, it will hug the person wearing it. The design was created for autistic kids, who can be calmed by the pressure of a hug—though they don't always like to be touched. Parents can send a hug remotely when a child's at school, and the jacket can also sense when someone is especially anxious, and give an extra hug. For teachers, the jackets can help with the task of managing a roomful of autistic kids. The design will be available this fall.

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  • Jennifer Ramirez

    What an amazing idea! In fact a hug can calm anyone who needs some protection, love or support. I loved it!