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Tactile Score, “Syoku-fu™”

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Tactile Score

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In order to describe and design tactile sense generated by such as massage, we have developed Tactile score with reference to Music score. We introduce the “history” of Tactile score, Shoku-fu™ (“shoku” stands for tactile sense and “fu”, a score in Japanese); why and how we have obtained the Tactile score. Various types of Tactile scores have been proposed and applied not only to describe and design massage but also to compose music, Emotional engineering, haptic design and so on. In this chapter, we introduce basics of Tactile sense and how to describe massage by using it.

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  1. Akiba F, Suzuki Y (2007) Sociable aesthetics of bodily senses and the “haptica” projects. In: Proceedings of IIIrd Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, pp 13–16

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  2. Akiba F, Suzuki Y (2012) The computational aesthetics of the tactile sense and its significance for philosophical aesthetics. In: 22nd Biennial Congress of The International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA), National Taiwan Normal University, pp 558–561, 22–25

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Suzuki, Y., Suzuki, R. (2014). Tactile Score, “Syoku-fu™”. In: Tactile Score. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. Springer, Tokyo.

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