Separated by distance, but connected by technology: Using affective haptic devices

The sense of touch is important for human development, interpersonal communication, and social attachment. For situations where one is separated by distance affective haptic devices (AHDs) can be used as a new form of sense communication. AHDs are communication technologies that address the tactile or haptic modality. For her Ph.D. research, Sima Ipakchian Askari investigated people’s perceptions, experiences, and responses towards affective haptic devices.

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