Check-In With a Hip Thrust With the 'LikeBelt' Prototype

Published on .

"Liking" things gets a real-world spin with this prototype out of Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal. The "Like Belt" uses near-field communication technology to register "likes" when you are walking around. You just have to do a bit of thrusting.

Simple enough, the belt has an NFC antenna attached, with an NFC-enabled Android phone. It recognizes RFID chips embedded in objects. So when you thrust your hips at something, it will register a "like."

It could, potentially, be also used for other things, like location based-marketing to register check-ins or, as Wired points out, in dating, although we don't know how well people may react to that .

For more on this work, visit Creativity

Most Popular
In this article: