HugMe: An interpersonal haptic communication system

Jongeun Cha, Mohamad Eid, Lara Rahal, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

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Abstract

Traditional teleconferencing multimedia systems have been limited to audio and video information. However, human touch, in the form of handshake, encouraging pat, comforting hug, among other physical contacts, is fundamental to physical and emotional development between persons. 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 an interpersonal haptic communication system called HugMe. Examples of potential applications for HugMe include the domains of physical and/or emotional therapy, understaffed hospitals, remote children caring and distant lovers' communication. This paper is submitted for demonstration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHAVE 2008 - IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games Proceedings
Pages99-102
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event7th Edition IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2008 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: Oct 18 2008Oct 19 2008

Publication series

NameHAVE 2008 - IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games Proceedings

Other

Other7th Edition IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2008
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period10/18/0810/19/08

Keywords

  • Haptic communication
  • Haptics
  • Remote interpersonal communication
  • Teleconferencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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