Creating tactile emotional expressions based on breathing patterns

Ning Zhang, Bin Yu, Pengcheng An, Min Li, Yajun Li, Jun Hu

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This paper presents an efficient and direct method to transform emotional signals into tactile signals. The tactile expressions were implemented with a triangle wave oscillator from an open-source library. To gather user experiences and design implications, one study was carried out to evaluate whether the tactile expressions could enhance the emotional experience with the visual emoji. Results indicate that the proposed vibration patterns can enhance the expressiveness of emoji icons and that they can also be used independently from the visual media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Chinese CHI 2018 - 6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365086
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2018
Event6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI (ChineseCHI 2018) - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201822 Apr 2018
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI (ChineseCHI 2018)
Abbreviated titleChinese CHI2018
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  • Breathing emotions
  • Tactile expression
  • Vibrotactile stimuli


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