A team of Japanese students have invented a coat designed to make it feel like you have a girlfriend.
The team of engineers at the University of Tsukuba came up with the device to make it feel as though a girl is hugging you from behind, and whispering in your ear.
Kotaku explains that the coat is called a "Riajyuu Coat", a word that roughy translated means someone who is happy with their lives outside the Internet.
They also note that it's not exactly a serious product - you can't buy it, and the students clearly have a sense of humour.
That said, it's a pretty neat idea. And we've seen stranger products hit the market eventually.
"The concept of this device is that everyone can get the feeling that having a girlfriend," said hardware engineer Hikaru Sugiura.
The coat employs a self-tightening belt to simulate the feeling of being hugged, and says phrases like "I'm sorry I'm late" to give that fully-rounded feel to the interaction.Suggest a correction