Sunday, January 30, 2011

Affective Haptics

Kinesthetic and haptic techniques in the pronunciation class should, in principle, work for several reasons. One is  that movement and touch may have strong impact emotionally, especially in "touch-active" cultural contexts. In designing virtual reality environments, haptic effects are becoming more and more integrated, producing a wide range of sensory and emotional experiences. Research in affective haptics focuses on understanding how to "effect" that. In HIPoeces applications, haptic integration and anchoring, among other functions, contributes to making the learning motivating, enjoyable--and moving!

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