Scientific publications (Mejdell et al. 2016; Baragli et al., 2015; Gabor and Gerken, 2010; Cooper, 1998) recently demonstrated that horses can be teached to mark and signalize their physical condition.
My prototype is designed that way to help both humans and horses communicate with each other. The target user is a horse, who signalizes her physical state pressing the preinstalled button at the stall. When she presses it, lights implemented inside are switched on, and the signal is being sent to the owner on the mobile app so that he can know that the horse wants a blanket (horse rug) to be put on.
Prerequisites: the horse knows letters and basic interaction with a human in an alternative way, also she knows the meaning of letters and associations which comes with each letter.
According to scientific data, hugs are extremely important, lack of hugging makes people sad and distant and prevents social contact. Research showed that people need to hug at least for 20 seconds to release the feel-good hormone oxytocin which creates a connection between people. Oxytocin has been shown to boost the immune system and reduce stress.
The idea is to give people (in particular elderly who can live in a nursery house or in a separate apartment and their grandchildren) an option to hug using a cushion.