Remote Touch: Humanizing Social Interactions in Technology Through Multimodal Interfaces

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10280)

Abstract

Waves, pokes, and tugs are simple social gestures that can benefit from more thoughtful design when translated onto mobile devices and computers. Haptics provide an additional mode of conveyance that is frequently forgotten about in development of mobile technologies, but incorporating it can have significant positive impact on user experience. Combining advanced vibrotactile haptics, location, and multimodally congruent feedback, our prototype creates a simple experience that connects people through non-verbal information to deliver a meaningful gesture and playful interaction.

Keywords

Haptics Touchsense Multimodal Design Location iBeacon Social Interaction Tactile Touch Mobile Application Wearable Gesture User experience UX 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexia Mandeville
    • 1
  • David Birnbaum
    • 1
  • Chad Sampanes
    • 1
  1. 1.Immersion CorporationSan JoseUSA

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