Future Tactile Sense

  • Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Rieko Suzuki
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


In this final chapter, we give another aspect of tactile sense and massage from the view point of Natural computing, NC; NC is a interdisciplinary research field relating to computer science, biology, chemistry and so on. An aim of NC is to understand nature as algorithm: in the previous chapter, we showed that massages can be regarded as basic techniques and its composition, where we are also able to regard basic techniques as “codes” and its composition as a “computer program,” hence we can also consider a massage as a model of NC. We give a novel “platform” for investigating and designing massage.


Natural computing  Computational aesthetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Informatics and SciencesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Keio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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