The TaSST: Tactile sleeve for social touch

Gijs Huisman, Aduén Darriba Frederiks, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Ben Krose

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    Abstract

    In this paper we outline the design process of the TaSST (Tactile Sleeve for Social Touch), a touch-sensitive vibrotactile arm sleeve. The TaSST was designed to enable two people to communicate different types of touch over a distance. The touch-sensitive surface of the sleeve consists of a grid of 4×3 sensor compartments filled with conductive wool. Each compartment controls the vibration intensity of a vibration motor, located in a grid of 4×3 motors beneath the touch-sensitive layer. An initial evaluation of the TaSST revealed that it was mainly suitable for communicating protracted (e.g. pressing), and simple (e.g. poking) touches.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
    Pages211-216
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0087-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
    Event2013 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2013 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 14 Apr 201317 Apr 2013

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

    Conference

    Conference2013 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2013
    Abbreviated titleWHC 2013
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CityDaejeon
    Period14/04/1317/04/13

    Keywords

    • METIS-297714
    • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
    • EWI-23473
    • IR-86737

    Cite this

    Huisman, G., Darriba Frederiks, A., van Dijk, E. M. A. G., Heylen, D. K. J., & Krose, B. (2013). The TaSST: Tactile sleeve for social touch. In Proceedings of the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013 (pp. 211-216). USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY. https://doi.org/10.1109/WHC.2013.6548410