Now feel your lover's hand via computer!

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2014 11:18 IST

If you are one of those innumerable long distance lovers who always wished being able to feel your love despite being online, guess what? Your prayers have been answered!

You will soon be able to do it using video services like Skype or Google hangout.

Scientists have created a wireless accessory -- Frebble -- which lets you hold your partner’s hand from anywhere in the world, Daily Mail reported Monday. Frebble can be used alongside video chat services such as Skype so that people can see, hear and feel each other.

It uses haptic technology to mimic the sensation of someone giving you a reassuring squeeze of the hand, using a pair of two small devices.

When the Frebble is squeezed by one person, the corresponding gadget will apply pressure to the back of a partner's hand, to simulate holding hands. The device can be used with video chat services Skype and Google Hangouts.

A multicolour LED will indicate connection status and when a squeeze is waiting. The gadgets will be able to be recharged using a micro-USB cable and will work with Google Chrome version24 or higher and Firefox version 16 and higher.

Frebble is the brainchild of entrepreneur Frederic Petrignani, of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to put the devices into production.

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