Textured materials can enhance tactile actuators for emotional expression and passive touch experiences

Judith Weda, Angelika H. Mader, Melissa van Schaik, Adam Meijer, Dasha Kolesnyk, Jan B.F. van Erp

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Abstract

Social touch is an emotionally rich experience. When we mediate social touch through technology some of the tactile and emotional richness is lost because tactile actuators cannot display the full richness of human touch. We propose to add carefully designed textures to existing haptic actuators like vibration motors to enhance and intensify mediated touch experiences. Textures could be existing materials such as textiles varying in furriness or sandpaper varying in granularity. They could be designed by 3D-printing on textiles or by combining existing materials.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2023
EventCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023

Conference

ConferenceCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023
Abbreviated titleCHI 2023
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period23/04/2328/04/23

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