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DEMO HOUR: InTouch Wearables

Issue: XXIV.4 July-August 2017
Page: 10
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Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Annie Sungkajun, Meghan Cook

InTouch Wearables is a set of wearables that consists of dresses and wearable accessories that allow a mother and child to share remote touches through garments with ambient feedback. This was developed to explore how remote touches can convey emotion and help people stay connected between remote locations. Using InTouch Wearables, a parent can increase the vividness of her conversation with a child through contextualized touch, and loved ones may enhance the affective tone of their communication using a remote touch technology. All the electronic components for sensing human touches and actuating the color-changing garment are integrated into the main fabrics.

Seo, J.H., Sungkajun, A., and Cook, M.

InTouch Wearables: Exploring ambient remote touch in child-parent relationships. Proc. of TEI'I7. ACM, New York, 2017, 671–676.

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Annie Sungkajun, and Meghan Cook, Texas A&M University

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