HaptiHug: A novel haptic display for communication of hug over a distance

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Abstract

The motivation behind our work is to enrich social interaction and emotional involvement of the users of online communication media. The paper focuses on a novel haptic display HaptiHug for the representation of hug over a distance by means of online communication system supporting haptic feedback. The system integrates 3D virtual world Second Life, intelligent component for automatic recognition of hug cue from text messages, and innovative affective haptic interface providing additional nonverbal communication channel through simulation of social touch. Based on the real data (the pressure and duration of the interpersonal hug), the control system generates a signal that produces the feelings similar to the real hugging sensations. User study revealed that social pseudo-touch was successful in increasing the hugging immersion as well as hugging sensation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationGenerating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations - International Conference, EuroHaptics 2010, Proceedings
Pages340-347
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Jul 201010 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6191 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period8/07/1010/07/10

Keywords

  • 3D world
  • Affective haptics
  • computer-mediated communication
  • haptic display
  • sense of touch

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