Communicating with feeling

Oakley, I., Brewster, S.A. and Gray, P.D.G. (2001) Communicating with feeling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2058, pp. 61-68.



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Communication between users in shared editors takes place in a deprived environment - distributed users find it difficult to communicate. While many solutions to the problems this causes have been suggested this paper presents a novel one. It describes one possible use of haptics as a channel for communication between users. User's telepointers are considered as haptic avatars and interactions such as haptically pushing and pulling each other are afforded. The use of homing forces to locate other users is also discussed, as is a proximity sensation based on viscosity. Evaluation of this system is currently underway.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:haptics, collaboration, CSCW, cursor communication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Mr Philip and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Oakley, I., Brewster, S.A., and Gray, P.D.G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2001 Springer Verlag
First Published:First published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2058:61-68
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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