Print Email Facebook Twitter Simulating Affective Touch: Using a Vibrotactile Array to Generate Pleasant Stroking Sensations Title Simulating Affective Touch: Using a Vibrotactile Array to Generate Pleasant Stroking Sensations Author van Erp, J.B.F. Heylen, D.K.J. Publication year 2016 Abstract Gentle stroking touches are rated most pleasant when applied at a velocity of between 1–10 cm/s. Such touches are considered highly relevant in social interactions. Here, we investigate whether stroking sensations generated by a vibrotactile array can produce similar pleasantness responses, with the ultimate goal of using this type of haptic display in technology mediated social touch. A study was conducted in which participants received vibrotactile stroking stimuli of different velocities and intensities, applied to their lower arm. Results showed that the stimuli were perceived as continuous stroking sensations in a straight line. Furthermore, pleasantness ratings for low intensity vibrotactile stroking followed an inverted U-curve, similar to that found in research into actual stroking touches. The implications of these findings are discussed. Subject Human PerformancesPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesPerceptionAffective touchCT afferentsVibrotactile stimuliMediated social touch To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:99a329e4-e65f-4918-b4f4-0ec4ee9c3e28 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42324-1_24 TNO identifier 539183 Publisher Springer Source Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications. 10th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2016 London, UK, July 4–7, 2016 Proceedings,, 240-250 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.