Rebel Shop Geek Store

Subscribe

Toy Atlas Rainbow: 2,500 Hot Wheels Cars Turned Into Carpet
Toy Atlas Rainbow: 2,500 Hot Wheels Cars Turned Into Carpet

Bit Rebels Facebook Page
Startup Spotlight
Commuter X4: The First Wearable, Fibre Optic Bike Light
Startup Ads
Previous Article
Check Out More Of Our Geekery
Next Article
TECHNOLOGY | 11 Months Ago By Diana Adams
Pin It

Tech Jacket & App Simulate Hugging Your Child At Just The Right Time

tech-jacket-simulates-hug-child

I remember about six months ago when I wrote about a tech jacket that inflates and hugs (squeezes) you whenever you receive a Facebook like on your page. It is a way to convert online ‘likes’ into IRL hugs. It seems a bit bizarre, but I’m sure some people get into it. Now it seems that 30-year-old James Teh has taken this concept and refined it. He’s created a way for parents to hug their children when they can’t be there in person to give them a real hug.

James also uses a tech jacket to make this happen, and again, it inflates to simulate a hug. It’s called the T.Jacket System, and it is a way to soothe children who get stressed easily. By using the accompanying Android app, the parents and/or therapists can detect when the child is becoming distressed or when activity levels are too high, and then remotely apply pressure through the tech jacket. The child will supposedly interpret this in the same way as a hug might feel, and he or she will calm down.

James envisions this being a jacket that could really help autistic children. He said, “Most of them suffer from sensory processing difficulties that make them hypo or hyper-sensitive to external stimuli like loud noises and unfamiliar faces and objects. T.Jacket is used to help children with autism because we’ve realized that a lot of autistic children crave deep pressure and benefit from deep pressure therapy.”

This tech jacket even has settings, so you can send a soft, medium or super tight hug. This will be hitting the market in September, and it will cost $399. Dang, that seems expensive, especially when you think about all the people who give out free hugs.

Tech Jacket & App Simulate Hugging Your Child

tech-jacket-simulates-hugs

tech-jacket-simulates-hugs

Via: [psfk] [ubergizmo]

 
 
 
 
Author Avatar Image Representation

Author: Diana Adams


Diana has a passion for blogging and has written over 4,000 articles on Bit Rebels. In addition to being a writer, she is a seasoned editor who also loves to sell online advertising in creative ways. You can usually find Diana working in her home office in Atlanta or sitting in the corner of a downtown Starbucks somewhere with her mobile devices in one hand and a Grande Caramel Macchiato in the other. She loves Star Wars, hot chicken wings, and nice people. You can reach Diana at adamsconsulting3@gmail.com

Leave A Comment

You Might Also Like...
Bit Rebels
Largest LEGO Build Ever Created: Life-Size X-Wing Starfighter Replica
Largest LEGO Build Ever Created: Life-Size X-Wing Starfighter Replica
SHARES
369
This First Ever Full Color 3D Desktop Printer Changes Everything
This First Ever Full Color 3D Desktop Printer Changes Everything
SHARES
257
USB Portable Humidifier Fits In Your Bag & Screws On A Bottle Of Water
USB Portable Humidifier Fits In Your Bag & Screws On A Bottle Of Water
SHARES
219
Google Glass Eye-Tracking To Help People Drive Wheelchairs With Eyes
Google Glass Eye-Tracking To Help People Drive Wheelchairs With Eyes
SHARES
406
Ultimate Success Guide For Retargeting On Facebook [Infographic]
Ultimate Success Guide For Retargeting On Facebook [Infographic]
SHARES
242