Touchy turns you into an over-friendly, clingy human camera

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Richard Lai
October 7, 2015 4:21 AM
Touchy turns you into an over-friendly, clingy human camera

"Hold my hand for ten seconds and I'll take a picture of you."

That's what you get to say to people when you're wearing Touchy. The idea's simple: You put on this camera-shaped helmet, and the shutters will keep you blind until you get help from someone by just touching him or her. As a bonus, if you manage to hold onto your new -- and maybe slightly terrified -- friend for ten seconds, the helmet will then automatically take a photo and display it on the back. This is the work of Hong Kong artist Eric Siu, who created Touchy in 2012 as a way to heal social anxiety, though we can't say we were entirely convinced when Siu approached us at CEATEC. That said, we now have a new idea for our Halloween costume.

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Touchy turns you into an over-friendly, clingy human camera