Contributing to Chronemics - Multievents for Haptic Communication
Authors: Nils-Krister Persson
Abstract: Haptic communication offers many interesting opportunities such as an unparalleled feel of presence, opening up to emotions and assuring oneself in reality - except for adding to perception of sizes, distances, weight, hardness, softness, warmth, and coldness – all fundamental aspects of the world. Haptic senses (cutaneous, kinaesthesis etc.) are found all over the body which also means that any technological means, such as wearables have/should have the same potential of full body coverage. For haptics, proximal stimulus could be located at two (or more) spatial separated anatomical locations simultaneously. As any proximal stimulus is an event and events have a duration i.e. existing in temporal space, it is of interest to see how events relate to each other. We do this first for two events, where we get an exact number, and then try to generalize this to three and more events. We observe that natural languages typically lack the fine distinctions in their vocabulary, relaying on vague (as we show) expressions like “before” and “after”.
Keywords: haptic communication, ontology, wearables, tactile
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