Intimate Heartbeats: Opportunities for Affective Communication Technology

  title={Intimate Heartbeats: Opportunities for Affective Communication Technology},
  author={Joris H. Janssen and Jeremy N. Bailenson and Wijnand A. IJsselsteijn and Joyce H. D. M. Westerink},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing},
Despite a variety of new communication technologies, loneliness is prevalent in Western countries. Boosting emotional communication through intimate connections has the potential to reduce loneliness. New technologies might exploit biosignals as intimate emotional cues because of their strong relationship to emotions. Through two studies, we investigate the possibilities of heartbeat communication as an intimate cue. In the first study (N = 32), we demonstrate, using self-report and behavioral… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 79 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 extracted citations

HeartBeats: A Speculative Proposal For Ritualization of Digital Objects

Conference on Designing Interactive Systems • 2017
View 1 Excerpt

79 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 79 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 63 references

Close Relationships as Including the Other in the Self

A. Aron, E. N. Aron, M. Tudor, G. Nelson
J. Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 60, pp. 241-253, 1991. • 1991
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Sociometry • 1965
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Cognitive effects of false heart-rate feedback.

Journal of personality and social psychology • 1966
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Awareness Systems: Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design

Human-Computer Interaction Series • 2009
View 2 Excerpts

Designing for emotion (among other things).

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences • 2009
View 1 Excerpt

Emotion measurement platform for daily life situations

2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops • 2009
View 1 Excerpt