Affective Haptics Research and Interaction Design

  • Yang Jiao
  • Yingqing XuEmail author
  • Xiaobo Lu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11584)


Emotion is a salient property of the sense of touch. From a design perspective, the present study explores the affective haptics and human affective response, device analysis and interaction design. Firstly, the affective evaluation method - the Valence-Arousal Space - is analyzed in terms of haptic physiology, and the subjective and objective affective detection methods are illustrated, as well as the connection of human haptic valence and haptic stimulus by physiology research. Secondly, a series of affective haptic devices are analyzed according to human affective responses. Lastly, some affective haptics design guidelines and principles are introduced from a design perspective with the help of affective haptics research results.


Sense of touch Emotion Affective haptic device Haptic interaction design 



The authors thank Prof. Hong Tan for her kindly instructions. This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Plan under Grant No. 2016YFB1001402, and National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61402250, 61232013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Arts and DesignTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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