A warm Touch of Affect?

Christian Jacob Arendt Maria Willemse

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    Abstract

    One of the research areas within affective Computer Mediated Communication currently under investigation is that of mediated social touch. A social touch is a complex composition of different physical parameters that can be simulated by haptic technologies. In this article we argue why we think it makes sense to incorporate warmth - and in particular simulations of one's body heat - in mediated communication devices; that is, physical warmth affects perceptions of social warmth, and our skin temperature can be considered a display of our socio-emotional state. Moreover, we outline specific research domains for the current PhD project.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages766-771
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-9953-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
    Event6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2015 - Xi'an, China
    Duration: 21 Sep 201524 Sep 2015
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2015
    Abbreviated titleACII
    CountryChina
    CityXi'an
    Period21/09/1524/09/15

    Keywords

    • EWI-26631
    • Keywords—Affective Computer Mediated Communication
    • METIS-315125
    • IR-98963
    • Body Temperature
    • Social Touch

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