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.
|Publication status||Published - 23 Apr 2023|
|Event||CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023 - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 23 Apr 2023 → 28 Apr 2023
|Conference||CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2023|
|Period||23/04/23 → 28/04/23|