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BUDDY / Health care


Buddy is a healthcare product which conveys heartbeats and body temperature to the users.
This product was inspired by the relaxed feeling when people hug their loved pets, friends, and families and designed for the people who want to be out of stress and have comfort. In modern society, people suffer from stimulation from smartphones or stress from work, relationship, or other forms of stress and anxiety. Since stress is cumulative, it is important to take daily care to deal with stress. Buddy can look after from everyday stress and keep in comfort in order to live a productive life.Our hope is to become a friend of users and deliver relax


Korea Polytechnic University

Korea Polytechnic University
Siheung-si, South Korea

HyeRin Joo,
Korea Polytechnic University

Seokmin Jang,
Korea Polytechnic University

Yongha Yang,
Korea Polytechnic University