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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

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A Dundee University design student has dreamt up a product for lonely long-distance lovers-in the shape of a glow-in-the-dark pillow that mimics a partner's heartbeat.

The device is aimed at couples living apart, with each person having a pillow on their bed and a chest sensor that they wear to sleep at night.

Once activated, the sensor wirelessly communicates to the other person's pillow, which begins to glow softly to indicate their presence in bed.

By placing their head on the pillow, the person can listen to the real-time heartbeat of their loved one, transmitted through a set of embedded speakers.

Another Dundee student has taken the idea one step further by adapting the sensor to mimic other domestic situations for couples who are apart.

The "Nag, Nag, Nag" system activates as soon as the man sits down to relax. A high pitched whining voice exhorts the latter to indulge in various cleaning activities, dusting, doing the dishes etc and only stops at bedtime.

The "Not Tonight Dear" system kicks in as soon as the man goes to bed and lies down facing towards where the absent female would normally be. The system activates a 50 volt electric charge anytime the male's thoughts turn to romance and stays live until the next morning.

The possibilities are endless

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