Communicating with feeling

  • Ian Oakley
  • Stephen ABrewster
  • Philip Gray
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2058)


Communication between users in shared editors takes place in a deprived environment — distributed users find it difficult to communicate. While many solutions to the problems this causes have been suggested this paper presents a novel one. It describes one possible use of haptics as a channel for communication between users. User’s telepointers are considered as haptic avatars and interactions such as haptically pushing and pulling each other are afforded. The use of homing forces to locate other users is also discussed, as is a proximity sensation based on viscosity. Evaluation of this system is currently underway.


Interpersonal Communication Remote User Awareness Information Bodily Gesture Collaborative Virtual Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Oakley
    • 1
  • Stephen ABrewster
    • 1
  • Philip Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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