Gijs Huisman

Researcher at the Human Media Interaction Group of the University of Twente, working on Social Touch Techology.

Category: News

TEDx: happy about Pursuit of Happiness

There I was. On THE red dot in front of a 1000+ audience. And what an audience! It was an immensely pleasurable experience to be a speaker at TEDxSaxionUniversity The Pursuit of Happiness, last week. After a great introduction by host Brahma, I stepped onto the stage, obviously nervous, but it all came together in what […]

Tomorrow: TEDx Talk!

Big day tomorrow! I’ll be giving a TEDx talk at the TEDxSaxionUniversity Pursuit of Happiness conference. The conference is completely sold out meaning a big, really big audience. I’m looking forward to it! Talks will be available later online, so if you missed the conference be sure to check back here later for a video […]

November 10, 2015

ThingsCon Amsterdam workshop

December 4th will be the second ThingsCon organized in Amsterdam. ThingsCon is a one-day conference about the future of hardware, and the Internet of Things. For this edition in Amsterdam I was invited to organize a workshop on haptic interactions. I’m still working on the exact program, but the workshop will focus on the affective […]

November 10, 2015

Design by Fire Cafe talk

On the 23rd of November I’ll be giving a talk at the Design by Fire Cafe in Utrecht. The talk is titled “Caress to Impress: Social Touch Technology”, and will be about the design of wearables for social touch interactions. The event is currently fully booked but you can still be put in the waiting list. […]

November 10, 2015

Tasty Bits & Bytes in UT Nieuws magazine

Last month the UT Nieuws ran a two page story on our Tasty Bits & Bytes project. It was a nice opportunity to talk about our vision and aim with the project.

August 10, 2015

Report: 1st Dutch meeting on the study of social and affective touch

I did not advertise this very broadly, mainly because I wanted to be selective about the attendance to this first meeting, but on the 3rd of July I organized the 1st Dutch meeting on the study of social and affective touch. Having worked on social touch technology for the past three years, I have spoken to […]

August 10, 2015

ACII’15 Workshop on Affective Touch

At this years Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII’15) conference, in Xi’an, China, were are organizing the Workshop on Affective Touch (WAT). The list of papers that have been accepted can now be found online: http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/workshops/WAT/.

August 10, 2015

TaSST in the news

Last month, as a sort of delayed response to my nomination in the Nerd 101, there was a lot of media attention for the TaSST and my research on social touch technology. It was interesting to experience the snowball effect of that one article. Also, doing radio interviews is fun! Below I’ve listed all the places […]

July 16, 2015

TaSST article on Intel iQ (Dutch)

iQ Is Intel’s online technology magazine that features articles on technologies that “change the world”. The Dutch version of iQ featured an article about my touch research and the development of the TaSST. Check it out here!

June 16, 2015

Tasty Bits and Bytes project

Our Tasty Bits and Bytes project proposal was accepted by COMMIT/!  In this project Merijn Bruijnes and I will explore the use of mixed reality technology (e.g. augmented reality applications, projection mapping, Oculus Rift) to enhance dining experiences. More information about the project can be found at www.tastybitsandbytes.com.