Gijs Huisman

Assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology working on embodied interaction and touch.

Category: Experiments

Touch video dataset

‘You don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone’, as the lyrics to a popular song would have it. Indeed, this seems to be the case for touch in these times of social isolation, distancing, and staying at home. News media, now more than ever, cover stories about the lack of touch in elderly homes, […]

Digital nature

For the past couple of months I have been working on a short-term project together with people from the behavioral science and design departments of our university, as well as with KAIST in South Korea. In the project, we design and evaluate an ambient display that shows digitalized versions of natural landscapes. The idea is […]

July 7, 2012

Conductive wool

Yesterday I was toying around with some conductive wool together with Aduen. I’ve been told that they make airplane carpets out of this stuff to discharge static electricity created by passengers. What I found quite amazing about this stuff is how sensitive it is to touch. Even a very slight brushing strokes registers as a […]