A stroking device for spatially separated couples

  title={A stroking device for spatially separated couples},
  author={Elisabeth Eichhorn and Reto Wettach and Eva Hornecker},
  booktitle={Mobile HCI},
In this paper we present a device to support the communication of couples in long-distance relationships. While a synchronous exchange of factual information over distance is supported by telephone, e-mail and chat-systems, the transmission of nonverbal aspects of communication is still unsatisfactory. Videocalls let us see the partners' facial expression in real time. However, to experience a more intimate conversation physical closeness is needed. Stroking while holding hands is a special and… CONTINUE READING
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