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Hugstr, a carnival-style hugging game installation.


Hugstr is a peer to peer hugging game designed to encourage hug giving, hug receiving, and conversation around the act. One user dons the Hugstr outfit and gives a hug to someone. The “strength” of the hug is calculated through sensors in the mittens and the user receives a rating and hears a corresponding animal sound.


Introduction to Physical Computing