Sunday, 16 May 2010

Pillow Talk by Joanna Montgomery

Pillow Talk made me cry as it scores a perfect 10 on the emotional meter. It’s got the stuff that all exceptional things are made of.

Aim to connect long distance lovers, Pillow Talk an emotionally bond project by Joanna Montgomery, an interaction designer and photographer is a specially design pillow with a wireless chest censor.
The lovers, each have to has a pillow for their bed and a chest sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The chest 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. By placing your head on the pillow, you get to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one.
The result, an intimate interaction between two lovers regardless of the distance.

Check out the interactive video on Pillow Talk design project.

The technology:
The project is built using a transceiver from a Polar exercise watch, built into a circuit which runs via an Arduino board. The pillows have a flat panel containing the circuit, small speakers and lights, which can slot into any pillow.

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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for writing about my project :)

(Although the quote at the top is not mine, it was another journalist!)


L said...

u r welcome & thank you for reminding me on the quote .')

notreal2u said...

i'm extremely pleased to see such a design, using technology to bridge the gap back home. (ie: connecting loved ones to "feel" at home)


Unknown said...

Wowoooo! That sounds great!
How to connect my girl friend?
I want to know what kind of wireles's device need if i use it.

Josh Urso Design said...

We love the concept and are happy to see some interaction design projects on atelier29! This one is so human it's pretty intense.

L said...

hi shin-hyeok,
for more info on this lovely project, u can email Joanna Montgomery herself at,

hope this help u and ur girlfriend! :)