by Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Here’s a new device that could ease the crushing pain and never ending loneliness of a long distance relationship. ‘Pillow Talk’ is a device, specifically a pillow, which connects long distance couples through their heartbeats while they sleep.

Miles and miles of separation are erased as you go to bed in the comfort of your special someone’s beating heart with the help of this wireless gadget. Here’s how it works, as explained on their website:

‘The wristband picks up the wearer’s heartbeat and transmits it via Bluetooth to the iOS or Android app. You are connected directly to your partner via the app; you will receive his/her heartbeat, and they will receive yours. By plugging in your headphones or the pillow speaker (available separately) you can lie in bed and head the real time heartbeat of your loved one. The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them’.

Also, you’ll be notified whenever your partner goes to bed by a glowing light emitting from the pillow. Though this nifty feature could prove detrimental to possible customers who happen to be light sleepers.

‘Pillow Talk’ was developed by Joanna Montgomery of ‘Little Riot’ back in 2010 as a thesis project. She is currently in the process of launching a Kickstarter project to raise funding and to get the product out on the market. You can see a demonstration of the device here.

Via Apartment Therapy