The TaSST - Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

66 Citations (Scopus)
466 Downloads (Pure)


In this paper we outline the design process of TaSST (Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch), a touch-sensitive vibrotactile arm sleeve. The TaSST was designed to enable two people to communicate different types of touches over a distance. The touch-sensitive surface of the sleeve consists of a grid of 4x3 compartments filled with conductive wool. Each compartment controls the vibration intensity of a vibration motor, located in a grid of 4x3 motors beneath the touch sensitive layer. An initial evaluation of the TaSST was conducted in order to assess its capabilities for communicating different types of touch.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 World Haptics Conference (WHC)
Subtitle of host publication14/17 April 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print) 9781479900886
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventWorld Haptics Conference 2013 - Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon , Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


ConferenceWorld Haptics Conference 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


Dive into the research topics of 'The TaSST - Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this