In Touch 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 In Touch 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.
In Touch Wearables: Exploring ambient remote
touch in child-parent relationships.
Proc. of TEI’ 17. ACM, New York, 2017, 671–676.
Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Annie Sungkajun, and Meghan Cook,
Texas A&M University
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