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>> In downtown Tokyo, a woman walks towards her home late at night but something's already there. Behind the curtain there lies only the shadow of a man. It's the projected image which aims to make women who live alone feel safer. The so-called man on the curtain uses a smartphone connected to a projector.
00:00:21
The resident can select up to 12 different actions for their shadow boyfriend to perform, such as boxing, chilling out with a guitar, or even vacuuming around the flat. The video and prototype were developed by a Japanese apartment management company.>>
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> We released this video to promote that Leopalace 21 adopts high security measures at our apartments, where therefore women can feel safe when living alone.
00:00:48
But the idea is still in the early stages, not to mention doubts about how effective it might be. Or if the idea of a woman in need of saving by an imaginary man casts its own shadow.