Pulo – ein Emotiontoy für Fernbeziehungen / Pulo – an Emotiontoy for Long-Distance Relationships

Die haptisch wahrnehmbare Integration des Herzschlags zur Unterstützung von Nähe und Intimität / The haptically perceptible integration of the heartbeat to support closeness and intimacy

Anne Feldhof

Amorelie (Sonoma Internet GmbH)

August / August - 2021

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

Bachelor of Arts


Touch is essential. At least since the Covid-19-pandemic everybody became aware of what it means not to be able to touch. This is a constant challenge for people in long-distance relationships. Our current digital communication is based on image, sound or text without considering the sense of touch. This is exactly where the Emotiontoy Pulo comes in, it creates a new level of interpersonal communication. Pulo is there to cuddle, hug or just have with you. The heartbeat of the partner is recorded in real time using a smartwatch or fitness tracker and then perceptible reproduced in the Emotiontoy of the other partner. It conveys the presence and touch of the partner and thus ensures more closeness and intimacy.