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New Project Idea/Precedents

Group Members: Barbara, Niamh, Roula

We have changed our project idea! Our new concept is to explore physical arousal and interpersonal touch. We aim to physically connect people who are physically apart, through arousal. This project has long distance relationship couples in mind.

The idea is that when a person touches themselves or becomes aroused, a physical arousing stimulus is sent to their partner.

Some precedents include Sonia Cillari’s work “Sensitive to Pleasure”

Hacking My Vagina

We have been exploring the following theories :

Need for Interpersonal Touch

Touch as Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Process in Couples’ Daily Lives

It Feels Like it’s Me: Interpersonal Multisensory Stimulation Enhances Visual Remapping of Touch from Other to Self

Touch Gestures in Communicating Emotional Intention via Vibrotactile Stimulation

To achieve our goal of making a physical connection between couples who are far apart we intend to incorporate:

  • Arduino
  • Photoreceptors
  • Motors
  • Bluetooth
  • Electrodes
  • Stethoscope
  • Pulse Sensor