According to this post in Futurism the folks at Disney have come up with a jacket that can simulate things like hugs and punches so people can experience them while playing a VR game.
This reminded me of Temple Grandin and her work regarding autistics and the need we sometimes have to be, in a word, cuddled. What I’m thinking is that Disney’s new jacket for VR entertainment could be readily adapted to use by autistics as a way to reassure them. I know I could use one from time to time.
Just remember that there are always many ways to employ a tool.