Print Email Facebook Twitter Audio-tactile stimulation: A tool to improve health and well-being? Title Audio-tactile stimulation: A tool to improve health and well-being? Author Dijk, E.O. Nijholt, A. van Erp, J.B.F. van Wolferen, G. Kuyper, E. Publication year 2013 Abstract Stimulation of the tactile sense or the hearing sense can be used to improve a person's health and well-being. For example, to make someone relax, feel better or sleep better. In this position paper, we present the concept of auditory-tactile stimulation for health and well-being. Through carefully selected audio-tactile stimuli a person's bodily, mental and emotional state may be influenced. The state of the art is described and its limitations are indicated. Then, a vision is presented on how auditory-tactile stimulation could be beneficial in several application domains. Three specific research areas are identified: identifying mechanisms of perception of auditory-tactile stimuli, methods for automatic conversions between audio and tactile domains and automated analysis of human bio-signals and behaviour for adapting the stimulation optimally to the user. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesPerceptionHealthy LivingAcoustic stimuliAudio stimulationBio-signalsCross modal conversionsCross modal perceptionHaptic perceptionHapticsHealthHealthcare applicationsMulti-modal stimuliPosition papersRelaxation methodsTactile stimuliTherapiesWell-being To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:030fe1e4-d879-479b-a054-9780a3d19724 DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/ijaacs.2013.056818 TNO identifier 481440 ISSN 1754-8632 Source International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 6 (4), 305-323 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.