Self touch to touch others: designing the tactile sleeve for social touch

Gijs Huisman, Aduén Darriba Frederiks, Dirk Heylen, Betsy Van Dijk, Ben Kröse

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Abstract

In this paper we present the concept and initial design stages of the TaSST (Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch). The TaSST consists of a soft pressure-sensitive input layer, and an output layer containing vibration motors. A touch to ones own sleeve is felt as a vibration on the sleeve of another person. The idea behind the TaSST is to enable two people to communicate dierent types of touch at a distance. We will outline the design process of the TaSST, describe some initial results from a user study, and discuss possible applications of the TaSST.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TEI’13
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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