Gijs Huisman

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

Category: Conference

Papers at EuroHaptics’16

Two papers that I (co-) authored have been accepted as technical papers at EuroHaptics’16! Both papers deal with a related line of research I have been working on, namely affective (stroking) touch sensations and pleasantness responses to such sensations. In one paper we investigated whether pleasantness responses from vibrotactile stroking sensations would be judged in […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 31, 2015

1st CfP: Workshop on Affective Touch (WAT) at ACII’15

Just as two years ago we will be organizing a workshop focussing on affective touch (see the website). Compared to the previous edition of the workshop (MeTA’13) we have chosen a wider scope this time, to allow researchers from diverse disciplines to submit their work and ideas. Full call for papers after the break!

April 24, 2013

CHI 2013 LEMtool video preview

This is the CHI 2013 video preview for our paper “LEMtool – Measuring Emotions in Visual Interfaces”. I will be presenting the paper at CHI during the Evaluation Methods 1 session (room 251) on monday the 28th of April at 14:00. Come check it out!

April 4, 2013

TEI’13 write-up

This is long overdue, but I figured I’d just put this up online before I leave for the next conference ;) In February I was at TEI’13 (Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction) in Barcelona, to present, together with Aduén, our work-in-progress paper about the early stages of development of the TaSST. Prior to […]

January 21, 2013

ACII’13 workshop proposal

Together with Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, and my prof. Dirk Heylen I will be organizing a workshop on mediated touch and affect at ACII’13 (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction). We will issue an official call for papers shortly. In the mean time, you can read the workshop description below.

November 13, 2012

ICMI’12 write-up

About three weeks ago I was in sunny California, Santa Monica to be precise, at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI). The position paper about my PhD work was accepted at the doctoral consortium, which included a presentation at a full-day session prior to the conference, and an afternoon poster session during the main […]

October 7, 2012

D&E’12 write-up

Last month I was at the 8th Design and Emotion conference in London. The conference was held at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, which just moved to an amazing new building, located close to King’s Cross Station. Together with Marco van Hout I organized a pre-conference workshop titled “A Digital Love […]