Journal articles


Huisman, G. (2017). Social Touch Technology: A Survey of Haptic Technology for Social Touch. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 10(3), 391-408. IEEE

Contributions to conference proceedings


Bruijnes, M., Huisman, G. & Heylen, D.K.K. (2016). Tasty Tech: human-food interaction and multimodal interfaces. In ICMI’16MHFI ’16 Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Multi-sensorial Approaches to Human-Food Interaction. ACM / PDF

Huisman, G., Bruijnes, M. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2016). A Moving Feast: Effects of Color, Shape and Animation on Taste Associations and Taste Perception. In proceedings of ACE’16. ACM

Huisman, G., Darriba Frederiks, A. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2016). Simulating Affective Touch: Using a Vibrotactile Array to Generate Pleasant Stroking Sensations. In  proceedings of EuroHaptics 2016, 240-250. Springer

Willemse, C.J.A.M., Huisman, G., Jung, M.M., Van Erp, J.B.F. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2016). Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions. In proceedings of EuroHaptics 2016, 196-205. Springer


Huisman, G., Kolkmeier, J. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2014). Simulated Social Touch in a Collaborative Game. In proceedings of EuroHaptics 2014, 248-256. Springer / UTwente / PDF

Huisman, G., Kolkmeier, J. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2014). With Us or Against Us: Simulated Social Touch by Virtual Agents in a Cooperative or Competitive Setting. In proceedings of IVA’14, 204-213. Springer / UTwente / PDF


Beelen, T., Blaauboer, R., Bovenmars, N., Loos, B., Zielonka, L., Van Delden, R., Huisman, G. & Reidsma, D. (2013). The Art of Tug of War: Investigating the Influence of Remote Touch on Social Presence in a Distributed Rope Pulling Game. In proceedings of ACE’13, 246-257. Springer / UTwente / PDF

Darriba Frederiks, A., Heylen, D.K.J. & Huisman, G. (2013). TaSST: affective mediated touch. In proceedings of ICMI’13, 315 – 316. ACM / UTwente / PDF

Huisman, G., Darriba Frederiks, A. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2013). Affective Touch at a Distance. In proceedings of ACII’13, 701 – 702. IEEE / UTwente / PDF

Huisman, G., Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze & Heylen, D.K.J. (2013). MeTA: Mediated Touch and Affect. In proceedings of ACII’13, 769. IEEE / UTwente / PDF

Huisman, G. & Darriba Frederiks, A. (2013). Towards Tactile Expressions of Emotion Through Mediated Touch. In proceedings of CHI’13, 1575-1580. ACM / UTwente / PDF

Huisman, G., Darriba Frederiks, A., Van Dijk, E.M.A.G., Heylen, D.K.J. & Kröse, B.J.A. (2013). The TaSST – Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch. In proceedings of WHC’13, 211-216. IEEE / UTwente / PDF

Huisman, G., Darriba Frederiks, A., Van Dijk, E.M.A.G., Kröse, B.J.A. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2013). Self Touch to Touch Others: Designing the Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch. In the online proceedings of TEI’13. PDF

Huisman, G., Van Hout, M., Van Dijk, E.M.A.G, Van der Geest, T.M. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2013). LEMtool – Measuring Emotions in Visual Interfaces. In proceedings of CHI’13, 351-360. ACM / UTwente / PDF

Jung, M.M., Boensma, R.W.M., Huisman, G. & Van Dijk, E.M.A.G. (2013). Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling. In proceedings of ACII’13, 792 – 797. IEEE / UTwente / PDF


Huisman, G. (2012). A Touch of Affect – Mediated Social Touch and Affect. In proceedings of ICMI’12, 317-320. ACMEprintsPDF

Minuto, A., Huisman, G. & Nijholt, A. (2012). Follow the Grass: a Smart Material Interactive Pervasive Display. In proceedings of ICEC’12, 144-157. SpringerUTwentePDF


Huisman, G. & Van Hout, M. (2010). The development of a graphical emotion measurement instrument using caricatured expressions: the LEMtool. In C. Peter, E. Crane, M. Fabri, H. Agius & L. Axelrod (Eds.) Emotion in HCI – Designing for People. Proceedings of the 2008 International Workshop (pp. 5-8). Rostock, Germany: Fraunhofer. Link



Huisman, G., Bruijnes, M., Kolkmeier, J., Jung, M.M., Darriba Frederiks, A. & Rybarczyk, Y. (2014). Touching Virtual Agents: Embodiment and Mind. In Rybarczyk, Y, Cardoso, T., Rosas, J. and Camarinha-Matos, L.M. (Eds.) Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 425, 114-138. Springer

Workshops (organizer)


Jung, M.M., Willemse, C.J.A.M., Huisman, G. & Van Erp, J.B.F. (2016). Social touch in human-robot interaction. EuroHaptics’16, London, UK.

Nijholt, A., Velasco, C., Karunanayaka, K. & Huisman, G. (2016). Multi-Sensorial Approaches to Human-Food Interaction. ICMI’16, Tokyo, Japan. ACM / PDF


Huisman, G., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2015). Workshop on Affective Touch (WAT). ACII’15, Xi’an, China.


Huisman, G., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. & Heylen, D.K.J. (2013). Mediated Touch and Affect (MeTA). ACII’13, Geneva, Switzerland. IEEE / UTwente / PDF

Bruijnes, M. & Huisman, G. (2013). Touching Virtual Agents – Embodiment and Mind. eNTERFACE’13, Lisbon, Portugal.


Van Hout, M., Huisman, G. & Law, K. (2012). A digital love story: Measuring and designing for emotions in interactive visual interfaces. In Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Design & Emotion, September 2012, London, UK.



Huisman, G. (2017). Social Touch Technology – Extending the Reach of Social Touch Through Haptic Technology. PhD Thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. UTwente


Huisman, G. (2011). Visual Appeal and Affect in Websites – A multi-method investigation into the relation between visual appeal judgements of websites. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.


Huisman, G. (2009). LEMtool – Visual Emotion Measurement in Digital Media. Unpublished bachelor’s thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.