TOUCHLESS: demonstrations of contactless haptics for affective touch

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Chew, Sean
Dalsgaard, Tor-Salve
Maunsbach, Martin
Bergström, Joanna
Seifi, Hasti
Hornbæk, Kasper
Irisarri Erviti, Josu



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European Commission/Horizon 2020 Framework Programme/101017746openaire


A set of demonstrators of contactless haptic principles is described in this work. The technologies are based on electrostatic piloerection, chemical compounds and ultrasound. Additionally, applications related to affective touch are presented, ranging from storytelling to biosignal transfer, accompanied with a simple application to edit dynamic tactile patterns in an easy way. The demonstrators are the result of the Touchless project, which is a H2020 european collaborative project that integrates 3 universities and 3 companies. These demostrators are contactless haptic experiences and thus facilitate the come-and-interact paradigm, where users can approach the demo booth and directly experience the applications without having to wear devices, making the experience fast and hygienic.


Affective touch, Haptics, Piloerection, Ultrasound


Estadística, Informática y Matemáticas / Estatistika, Informatika eta Matematika



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Funded by EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 101017746 TOUCHLESS.

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