British start-up Little Riot sought to create a wearable that makes handling long distance relationships a little bit easier. Their latest creation, Pillow Talk is a digital intimacy system that tracks a user’s heartbeat, and then channels it through the web to their partner’s pillow. According to the company, the device helps create “an intimate and engaging interaction between two people, regardless of the distance between them.”
How does it work? Each partner wears a soft fabric wristband that shares the rhythm and sound of their heartbeat in real-time with the other through a portable speaker. The speaker is to be placed near or under the sleeper’s pillow. A notable feature is that the cover of the speaker can be removed for a louder and deeper heartbeat sound.
The two bands can be paired with the iOS and Android app, which enables users to listen to their partner’s heartbeat via headphones. Customers have the choice of buying the band in Heart Red or Beat Blue, but other colors may become available should Little Riot surpass their target.
Pillow Talk is currently launched as part of their Kickstarter campaign, where backers can purchase a single band or speaker for a pledge of $78 or more, or a pair of bands and speakers for $177. The campaign ends on December 10th, and shipping is estimated to be May, 2016.
For more information, see the Kickstarter campaign here.