Improving shared experiences by haptic telecommunication

Kohske Takahashi, Hideo Mitsuhashi, Kazuhito Murata, Shin Norieda, Katsumi Watanabe

研究成果: Conference contribution

7 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

We investigated how interpersonal haptic telecommunication would affect the impression of an experience shared with another person. We conducted a psychological experiment wherein two people watched a comedy movie at the same time but in distant locations. They were asked to press a button when they found the movie hilarious, and this produced a vibratory haptic stimulation to the other person. Thus, the two people were able to interact with each other and know the other person's reaction through haptic telecommunication. In one group, the haptic stimulation was interrupted for 90 s during the movie presentation. We found that the number of button presses decreased during the interruption period, suggesting that the feeling of hilarity could be modulated by communication with the other person. A post-experiment questionnaire survey confirmed that the uninterrupted group tended to attribute the hilarious feeling they experienced to sharing with the other person, and also expressed stronger empathy towards the other person. These results suggest that haptic telecommunication may alter the quality of shared experience and increase the intimacy felt towards the other person.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011
ページ210-215
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 10 18
外部発表はい
イベント2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011 - Takamatsu, Japan
継続期間: 2011 9 192011 9 22

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings - 2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period11/9/1911/9/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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