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hug loved ones from thousands of miles away.


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hug loved ones from thousands of miles away.


introducing parihug

Parihug makes electronically-connected teddy bears, that let loved ones hug each other from a distance. Two people can be on different sides of the world, each with their own bear. When one is hugged, a suite of soft, fabric-based sensors detects the hug and transmits a message to the other bear. The receiving bear then hugs its owner with a gentle vibration-- haptic telepresence! The bears allow loved ones to connect with each other when they physically cannot be together, and brings the humanity back into technological connection.

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how do i get one?


 

Parihug is rolling out a limited release in Q1 of 2017. If you are interested in being an alpha or beta tester, please contact us. 

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how do i get one?


 

Parihug is rolling out a limited release in Q1 of 2017. If you are interested in being an alpha or beta tester, please contact us. 

In The Media


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In The Media


I was smiling, and happier than I had been for hours. Why? I’d just hugged a teddy bear, and it had hugged me back
— Andy Boxall (Digital Trends)
Keep an eye out for [Parihug]
— Sarina Finkelstein (Time Magazine)
This year’s breakout student project, judging from interest by attendees and journalists
— Jeffrey R. Young (Chronicle)
Unbelievable…
— Jim Donovan (WKYC)
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