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.
|Publisher||IEEE Robotics and Automation Society|
|Conference||2013 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2013|
|Abbreviated title||WHC 2013|
|Country/Territory||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||14/04/13 → 17/04/13|
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