inTouchScott Brave, Andrew Dahley, and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 1998

inTouch

inTouch is a project to explore new forms of interpersonal communication through touch. Force-feedback technology is employed to create the illusion that people, separated by distance, are interacting with a shared physical object. The “shared” object provides a haptic link between geographically distributed users, opening up a channel for physical expression over distance.