The video opens with heartbreaking music—a couple is separated and missing each other. But wait! They strap PillowTalk bands around their chests, and start cuddling glowing pillows in beat, beating with the sounds of each other's heartbeats.
PillowTalk is the work of university student Joanna Montgomery, and will be exhibited at the Dundee Degree Show in Dundee, UK, from 22nd - 30th May. It's rather similar to CuteCircuit's Hug Shirt, which will send "hugs" to wearers of the t-shirt, but less fashion-stifling.
Using sensors built into elastic bands and worn around the chest, the sensors record the wearer's heartbeat and sends it wirelessly to the partner's pillow in real time. The pillows glow softly, and hold Arduino boards which contain transceivers from a Polar exercise watch, along with speakers and lights. While it doesn't sound like a comfortable night's sleep, the video below demonstrates that it actually produces a very harmonious sleeping environment. [Dundee Degree Show via Joanna Montgomery]