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  • Hasti SeifiEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems book series (SSTHS)

Abstract

With today’s early state of haptic technology and of consumer exposure to its potential, personalization of haptic experiences may seem premature: few have experienced haptics beyond the binary on/off buzz delivered by a phone or watch. However, far greater possibility is waiting in the wings, with the haptics industry projected to expand dramatically in the coming years and industry practitioners seeking guidelines for how to design rich expressive sensations. In fact, a primary motivation for research in haptic personalization is that, first, broad uptake of the haptic modality is unlikely without personalization, because of major differences in how individuals perceive, prefer, and will ultimately utilize it. Secondly, supporting haptic personalization is not straightforward because so little is understood of how people cognitively interpret and remember touch sensations. Beginning to address this causality dilemma is the purpose of this book.

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