If you’ve even been in a long distance relationship or spent long periods of time away from your loved one, then you know how lonely the nights can be. 
 
Despair no longer, however, because all that might be changing. Photographer and Designer extraordinare Joanna Montgomery is working to get final funding for a product she’s calling “Pillow Talk.”
 
 
Here’s how she describes it:
 
“Pillow Talk is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a ring 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.”
 
 And here’s a video showing how it really works:
 
 
I think this is such a sweet idea! Unfortunately, there aren’t any pillow sets available yet as there is not quite enough money for production, but with the substantial funding it has already received and donations on PayPal, Joanna hopes to get it it going very soon – hopefully by some time in 2012. You can check out the development on her company’s website, Little Riot, or on their Facebook page, which indicates pre-orders may even start next month!
 
 
Oh technology, the things you come up with! Now wouldn’t that be a Valentine’s Day present to remember!