Intimate Heartbeats: Opportunities for Affective Communication Technology

@article{Janssen2010IntimateHO,
  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},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={72-80}
}
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
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