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BioHug – Innovative vest for hugging experience

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-08-12 21:38

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He didn't have to look far to find a test subject. Rembrand's son, Yankele, finds comfort in his BioHug and even wears it for fun, not just when he’s in an agitated state.

The vest provides the best of both worlds for people like Yankele – the comfort of being wrapped in an embrace without the human contact. The vest is lined with air pockets that expand to create a hug-like sensation, and wearers can program the vest to deliver random or on-demand squeezes.

Since its invention, the BioHug has attracted interest from institutions like MIT and Stanford. In February, it received medical device certification from the Israel Ministry of Health. It's also landed on Chatelaine's list of "20 Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Health Innovations." Its relaxing effects have led doctors to consider using the vest on patients with chronic pain.

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More info: http://www.biohug.com/

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About the author

Raphael Rembrand, an Israeli engineer with an autistic son, combined father’s love and his problem-solving skills to develop BioHug, a battery-operated cotton vest that applies variable, gentle pressure to the wearer’s body using compressed air, resulting in a soothing sensation of hugging.

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