- Self Touch to Touch Others: Designing the Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch
- TEI'13: 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
- Book/source title
- TEI 13: Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction: February 10-13, 2013, Barcelona, Spain. Works in progress
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
In this paper we present the concept and initial design stages of the TaSST (Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch).
The TaSST consists of a soft pressure-sensitive input layer, and an output layer containing vibration motors. A touch to ones own sleeve is felt as a vibration on the sleeve of another person. The idea behind the TaSST is to enable two people to communicate different types of touch at a distance. We will outline the design process of the TaSST, describe some initial results from a user study, and discuss possible applications of the TaSST.
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