Affective Touch Gesture Recognition for a Furry Zoomorphic Machine

February 11, 2013

A cute product-inspiration presented at TEI'13

reducing anxiety: the haptic creature project

sensing emotion through touch


conductive fur
piezo sensor layer



94% accuracy distinguishing one person’s gestures (who got a description of the available gestures first)


94% accuracy distinuishing gestures across a group

person recognition

recognizing people from their touch. They made 79% accuracy to pick a person out of 16.

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