Eve Hoggan, Craig Stewart, Laura Haverinen and Giulio Jacucci (alongside Vuokko Lantz from Nokia Research Center) have published their work on the augmentation of traditional phone calls with haptic interaction in UIST 2012. ForcePhone is a mobile synchronous haptic communication system. During phone calls, users can squeeze the side of the device and the pressure level is mapped to vibrations on the recipient’s device. The pressure/vibrotactile messages supported by ForcePhone are called pressages. The results showed that an additional haptic channel of communication can be integrated into mobile phone calls using a pressure to vibrotactile mapping with local and remote feedback. The longitudinal study showed that such a system has value as a communication channel in real-world settings with users expressing greetings, presence and emotions through pressages.
The paper can be downloaded here
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