ComTouch: Design of a vibrotactile communication device.

Chang, Angela.

O'Modhrain, Sile.

Jacob, Robert J. K.

Gunther, Eric.

Ishii, Hiroshi.


  • We describe the design of ComTouch, a device that augments remote voice communication with touch, by converting hand pressure into vibrational intensity between users in real-time. The goal of this work is to enrich inter-personal communication by complementing voice with a tactile channel. We present preliminary user studies performed on 24 people to observe possible uses of the tactile channel ... read more
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  • Chang, Angela, Sile O'Modhrain, Rob Jacob, Eric Gunther, and Hiroshi Ishii. "ComTouch." Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques - DIS '02 (2002). doi:10.1145/778712.778755.
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