For emotional communication current social technology focuses on the face of this technology with auditory and visual feedback. The largest and most underrated sense organ is being forgotten: the tactile sense.
This is Tuŝi. A social interactive object that can communicate its emotions purely through tactile actuators. The tactile emotions of Tuŝi are activated by various forms of touch of the user.
The goal of this project is to investigate whether it is possible to combine different tactile actuators to create emotional expressions that people can experience, but mostly recognize, in a natural way.
By Mark De Reijer