An Intimate Communication Device for Long Distance Relationships

Mutsugoto allows distant partners to touch with light.

Mutsugoto is motion-based system that allows users to transmit patterns of light directly to the bed of their beloved. Couples wear special rings that are visible to a camera mounted above them. The movements those rings make are tracked, and projected onto the body of their partner. The beams are dynamic, changing color if they cross over. A cold description highlights the obscurity of the idea, but seeing it in motion brings the romance to life.

Mutsugoto from Distance Lab on Vimeo.

The team behind the device explain its importance:

Human intimacy is a significant but often neglected part of modern life. More people now than ever carry on long distance relationships with romantic partners, sometimes for extended periods of time. However today’s communication systems are impersonal and generic. E-mail, for example, is often read and written on the same computer and at the same desk that one uses for any other kind of communication. Phone calls and SMS messages are sent and received between partners on the same devices used for work and business.

Mutsugoto is a new kind of communication device meant to be used by romantic couples in long distance relationships. Breaking away from traditional systems intended for operation by any pair of people in any situation, the form and function of Mutsugoto is designed to more strongly reflect the character of an intimate bond.

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