Wearable System Keeps Loved Ones in Touch With Tickles

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The occasional text message or Facebook tag will help remind your loved ones that you’re thinking of them, but there is a lot of intimacy missing from those methods. BOND is a modular set of devices that can let you “tickle” your loved one from anywhere in the world. The touch modules come in bracelets and necklaces and are sold in pairs. If you swipe yours, your loved one feels a small tickle. Hold your finger down on the BOND module for longer and your other half will feel a longer tickle while seeing the colors of their module change.

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There is also a social aspect to BOND: using their app, you can leave simple feedback for places you enjoy. Restaurants, shops and public places can earn your “tickle” to show you enjoyed being there. On the other hand, the emotional trail you leave behind on the app can be more negative depending on where you’ve been and what your emotional state has been.

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Along with all of the cool functionality of the BOND system, there is an impressive fundamental aspect of the project. All of the rubber used in the construction of the modules is responsibly sourced in the Amazon, creating jobs and protecting the environment. Cutesy sharing of emotions and environmental responsibility? Yes, please! The team behind BOND has turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for their harmoniously lovely product.

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See more in Home & Personal or under Gadgets. November, 2013.