Design of haptic interfaces for therapy

Cati Vaucelle, Leonardo Bonanni, Hiroshi Ishii
2009 Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI 09  
Touch is fundamental to our emotional well-being. Medical science is starting to understand and develop touch-based therapies for autism spectrum, mood, anxiety and borderline disorders. Based on the most promising touch therapy protocols, we are presenting the first devices that simulate touch through haptic devices to bring relief and assist clinical therapy for mental health. We present several haptic systems that enable medical professionals to facilitate the collaboration between patients
more » ... nd doctors and potentially pave the way for a new form of non-invasive treatment that could be adapted from use in care-giving facilities to public use. We developed these prototypes working closely with a team of mental health professionals.
doi:10.1145/1518701.1518776 dblp:conf/chi/VaucelleBI09 fatcat:gczg6fhhrbfpjed6qk2oldt344