HugMe: A haptic videoconferencing system for interpersonal communication

Mohamad Eid, Jongeun Cha, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

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Abstract

Traditional teleconferencing multimedia systems are limited to audio and video information. Human touch, in the form of handshake, encouraging pat, comforting hug, among other physical contacts, is fundamental to physical and emotional development. This paper presents the motivation and design of a synchronous haptic teleconferencing system with touch interaction to convey affection and nurture. We present a preliminary prototype for haptic poking. Examples of potential applications for HugMe include the domains of physical and/or emotional therapy, understaffed hospitals, remote children caring and distant lovers' communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVECIMS 2008 - IEEE Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems Proceedings
Pages5-9
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems, IEEE VECIMS 2008 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jul 14 2008Jul 16 2008

Publication series

NameVECIMS 2008 - IEEE Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems Proceedings

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems, IEEE VECIMS 2008
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period7/14/087/16/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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