Proprioception, Somatosensory system, Sensory system, Sense, IPod Touch, Touchscreen

Covid-19 and the New Intimacy

On Jun 1, 2020
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With touch now taboo, other senses are being drafted in to compensate. Visual experiences fill in for tactile ones. https://t.co/fmRMPwsONw
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Don’t touch, but keep in touch! The pandemic has us living in an alternate corporeality.

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On Jun 1, 2020
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With touch now taboo, other senses are being drafted in to compensate. Visual experiences fill in for tactile ones. https://t.co/fmRMPwsONw
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Covid-19 and the New Intimacy

Covid-19 and the New Intimacy

Don’t touch, but keep in touch! The pandemic has us living in an alternate corporeality.

Meet ACE2, the Enzyme at the Center of the Covid-19 Mystery

Meet ACE2, the Enzyme at the Center of the Covid-19 Mystery

Since January, scientists have published more than 700 studies to figure out the molecule’s link to risk for the disease—and to find possible treatments.

What Should You Wear Outside to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus?

What Should You Wear Outside to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus?

It’s unlikely you’ll be infected through your clothes. Here's what else to know.

Classic Blue Wins Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Classic Blue Wins Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

To play up the prospect of synesthesia, Pantone developed a multisensory media kit to interpret the 2020 Color of the Year.

How to use scents and touch to improve your digital sigange

How to use scents and touch to improve your digital sigange

Smell and touch can help improve the effectiveness of your digital signage by tapping into customer's emotions and memories.

It is time for physicians to reclaim the power of touch

It is time for physicians to reclaim the power of touch

I sense that collectively we seem to be awakening to the elemental and innate need for connection. We crave connection. Our patients crave connection.

The Force: Using Quadcopters to Appropriate Objects and the Environment for Haptics in Virtual Reality

The Force: Using Quadcopters to Appropriate Objects and the Environment for Haptics in Virtual Reality

This article summarizes a paper authored by Parastoo Abtahi, Benoit Landry, Jackie Yang, Marco Pavone, Sean Follmer, and James Landay…

Beyond Biden: How Close Is Too Close?

Beyond Biden: How Close Is Too Close?

Psychologists have studied personal space and physical contact for decades. Here's why people get so uncomfortable.

It’s not easy to give a robot a sense of touch

It’s not easy to give a robot a sense of touch

Our sense of touch lets us know how hard or soft something is, how solid or pliable it is to handle. That's an important skill if you want robots to handle things safely.

This Skin Patch Could Add A Sense of Touch to Virtual Reality Devices

This Skin Patch Could Add A Sense of Touch to Virtual Reality Devices

The patch delivers soft touches to a wearer's skin, with potential applications in virtual reality, prosthetics and more.

Dreaming and Doing Haptics

Dreaming and Doing Haptics

By examining two examples of haptic technologies – the Taptic Engine and the TESLASUIT – David Parisi asks how we should evaluate their utopian and transformative claims. Parisi also ...

The Coronavirus Crisis Reveals New York at Its Best and Worst

The Coronavirus Crisis Reveals New York at Its Best and Worst

In a time of containment, the city searches for a way forward.