[Ads-l] "VibraPurr" -- Senior WOTY ...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 25 16:30:59 UTC 2015


> On Nov 25, 2015, at 9:03 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
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> or perhaps Of Next Year, if sales go viral.
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> Toy maker Hasbro Inc. last week unveiled its first product designed specifically for older consumers: a $99 robotic cat that's programmed to roll over and purr when it's petted and stroked...."The cat will meow in various different ways, depending on how it's interacted with," said Ted Fischer, Hasbro's vice president of business development, describing what the company calls its "VibraPurr" technology. "It's a very calming kind of feeling as it's sitting on your lap."
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> Boston Globe, Nov. 24, 2015, page 1.
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Here's a picture:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toy-cat-robots-might-be-the-answer-to-senior-loneliness_564e0ee1e4b08c74b734c9b9

No cat food or kitty litter needed.  And if you're senior enough you might not notice the difference...

LH
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