We have done extensive research on affective haptics and remote touch solutions in order to find the perfect solution to alleviate touch hunger.
In our paper, we present a human road map for communication from past to present (and beyond!) and discuss the role of touch, namely remote touch, in our lives. Touch is a strong, silent mean of communication, yet widely missing from our digital communication arsenal. Remote touch can potentially be used in various ways, reaching from social interaction to therapeutic use. In this paper, we present the early steps we took in the development process for a remote touch solution for social communication.Click here to read the full paper!