Emotional Responses of Tactile Stimuli
There are growing interests on emotional interaction in both of academia and industry. To design an effective interaction via haptic sensation, investigation on affective characteristics of them is needed. Therefore, we have been investigated emotional responses of various types of tactile stimulus, includes vibrotactile and thermal stimuli. Based on our perception studies, we especially investigated the relation between physical parameters of tactile stimuli and emotional responses. Our research outcomes would be an important background knowledge on many HCI and affective computing applications.