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Affective haptics in emotional communication

TitleAffective haptics in emotional communication
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTsetserukou D, Neviarouskaya A, Prendinger H, Kawakami N, Tachi S
Conference Name3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops (ACII 2009)
ISBN Number978-1-4244-4800-5
Accession Number11007622

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.