Keep in touch: a tactile-vision intimate interface

@inproceedings{Motamedi2007KeepIT,
  title={Keep in touch: a tactile-vision intimate interface},
  author={Nima Motamedi},
  booktitle={Tangible and Embedded Interaction},
  year={2007}
}
We present an overview of Keep in Touch, a networked fabric touchscreen designed to support and maintain intimacy for couples in long distance relationships. To achieve this, a novel sensorial interface was created by combining the visual and tactile senses together. Each partner is presented with a blurred digital projection of their lover. When they touch their partner's body, the image comes into focus revealing their features. We describe how this sensory mapping creates an expressive and… CONTINUE READING
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