Ever wished that you could send a hug to the one that you love when they are away? Well, with the help of the Internet, you just might be able to soon.
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have devised a prototype that allows "touch" to be transmitted over the internet by way of a vibrating jacket, a report in The Straits Times said.
So, yes it may indeed be possible to transmit a hug to someone in the same way that we currently transmit e-mail and other forms of data.
"I wanted to come up with something novel, and this is important because people tend to focus heavily on human-to-human interaction," Researcher James Teh said.