|Title||Affective haptics in emotional communication|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Tsetserukou D, Neviarouskaya A, Prendinger H, Kawakami N, Tachi S|
|Conference Name||3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops (ACII 2009)|
In the paper we are proposing a conceptually novel approach to reinforcing (intensifying) own feelings and reproducing (simulating) the emotions felt by the partner during online communication through specially designed system, iFeel_IM!. The core component, affect analysis model, automatically recognizes nine emotions from text. The detected emotion is stimulated by innovative haptic devices integrated into iFeel_IM!. The implemented system can considerably enhance emotionally immersive experience of real-time messaging.