CHI’13 WIP paper

by Gijs

Our paper entitled “Towards Tactile Expressions of Emotion Through Mediated Touch” has been accepted as a┬áCHI’13 work-in-progress paper. The paper describes some early work on using the TaSST as a method for emotional communication. The abstract of the paper can be found below:

In this paper we investigate the expression of emotions through mediated touch. Participants used the Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch (TaSST), a wearable sleeve that consists of a pressure sensitive input layer, and a vibration motor output layer, to record a number of expressions of discrete emotions. The aim was to investigate if these participants could make meaningful distinctions in their tactile expressions of the emotions.