If you're still wondering what pillow talk is all about. Here you go: Pillow talk is a product that aims to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a sensor which they wear to sleep at night.
The sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one. The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them.
Since its launch or should i say since she posted the video of Pillow Talk on youtube, the interest and press has continued to skyrocket, the video has over 160,000 hits.
Check out the video below
The 23 years old entrepreneur who graduated from Dundee University last year with a First Class BSc(Hons) in Interaction Design launched her startup Little Riot last september, a creative interaction design company that aim to provide creative and unique solutions for networking individuals in simple, thoughtful ways.
On her university experience, she said "My four years at university helped me grow as a person and I would recommend it to anyone. Both the course and the student experience far surpassed my expectations and have shaped me into a mature, multi-disciplinary individual with a wealth of knowledge to draw upon."
Her company, Little riot has gone on to secure a £25,000 development funding to steer the first project, Pillow Talk, a project she started during her final year at the university and also secured a further £10,000 of funding as a result of being crowned the NACUE's National Varsity Champion 2011.
Last month, Little Riot was also awarded a Shell Livewire Grand Ideas Award which comes with a £1000 cheque which she hopes helps with the implementing of the online store and also to cover the cost of producing a few units for user testing.
She said "I am aiming to connect people with technology using design, I am a hybrid between the design and HCI worlds. My design work and research explores the concept of digital intimacy and presence - namely using physical objects to allow people to interact with each other in subtle, engaging ways".
This statement pretty much explains what she has accomplished with pillow talk so far.
She plans to start selling before Valentine's Day 2012.