Print Email Facebook Twitter Audio-tactile stimuli to improve health and well-being: A preliminary position paper Title Audio-tactile stimuli to improve health and well-being: A preliminary position paper Author Dijk, E.O. Nijholt, A. van Erp, J.B.F. Kuyper, E. van Wolferen, G. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Contributor Nijholt, A. (editor) Dijk, E.O. (editor) Lemmens, P.M.C. (editor) Luitjens, S. (editor) Publication year 2010 Abstract From literature and through common experience it is known that stimulation of the tactile (touch) sense or auditory (hearing) sense can be used to improve people's health and well-being. For example, to make people relax, feel better, sleep better or feel comforted. In this position paper we propose the concept of combined auditory-tactile stimulation and argue that it potentially has positive effects on human health and well-being through influencing a user's body and mental state. Such effects have, to date, not yet been fully explored in scientific research. The current relevant state of the art is briefly addressed and its limitations are indicated. Based on this, a vision is presented of how auditory-tactile stimulation could be used in healthcare and various other application domains. Three interesting research challenges in this field are identified: 1) identifying relevant mechanisms of human perception of combined auditory-tactile stimuli; 2) finding methods for automatic conversions between audio and tactile content; 3) using measurement and analysis of human bio-signals and behavior to adapt the stimulation in an optimal way to the user. Ideas and possible routes to address these challenges are presented. Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeUser interfacesHealthy LivingUncontrolled keywords:auditory-tactile stimulitouchaudio-tactile conversionrelaxationwell-being To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ee052082-ce49-4c26-8e76-1dc03fd434e1 TNO identifier 462108 Source Proceedings symposium on Haptic and Audio-Visual Stimuli: Enhancing Experiences and Interaction, 7 July, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1-10 Series CTIT Proceedings Series WP10-01 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.