Leonardo, B., V. Cati, et al. (2006). TapTap: a haptic wearable for asynchronous distributed touch therapy. CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, ACM.
TapTap is a wearable haptic system that allows nurturing human touch to be recorded, broadcast and played back for emotional therapy. Haptic input/output modules in a convenient modular scarf provide affectionate touch that can be personalized. We present a working prototype informed by a pilot study.