Long distance relationships might be able to survive a little longer thanks to a curious prototype from Scottish research organization Distance Lab. Called Mutsugoto, the prototype is “designed to communicate intimacy” and “leverage the emotional quality of physical gesture” between long distance lovers, using beams of light.
Mutsugoto uses a computer vision system (mounted above the participants) that tracks the movements made by each partner, who are wearing touch-activated rings. The movements are then projected or drawn onto the body of the other partner; the lines change from blue to red when they cross.
Were you waiting for something like this? If you want to be one of the first couples try it out, get yourself a ticket to the Edinburgh Arts Festival in August and volunteer at Distance Lab.
Here is how it works: