Print Email Facebook Twitter Nakama: A companion for non-verbal affective communication Title Nakama: A companion for non-verbal affective communication Author Willemse, C.J.A.M. Munters, G.M. van Erp, J.B.F. Heylen, D.K.J. Publication year 2015 Abstract We present "Nakama": A communication device that supports affective communication between a child and its - geographically separated - parent. Nakama consists of a control unit at the parent's end and an actuated teddy bear for the child. The bear contains several communication channels, including social touch, temperature, and vibrotactile heartbeats; all aimed at increasing the sense of presence. The current version of Nakama is suitable for user evaluations in lab settings, with which we aim to gain a more thorough understanding of the opportunities and limitations of these less traditional communication channels. Subject Human & Operational ModellingPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesAffective communicationMediated touchTemperatureHaptics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:28f34d62-6399-4ed2-98e6-c8441caaab24 DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2818346.2823299 TNO identifier 574815 Publisher ACM ISBN 9781450339124 Source Proceedings of Proceedings of the 2015 ACM on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ICMI 2015, Seattle, WA, November 9-13, 2015, 377-378 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.