“Affective TouchCasting” by Bonanni and Vaucelle

  • ©Leonardo Bonanni and Catherine Vaucelle




    Affective TouchCasting



    The sense of touch is not only informative: certain kinds of touch are directly related to emotions. Haptics can enrich the experience of broadcast media through tactile stimulus that is mapped to emotional response and distributed over the body. This sketch applies affective touch research to haptic broadcast in a wearable device that can record, distribute and play back touch information. TouchCasting augments broadcast media with affective haptics that can be experienced in public as a new form of art.


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