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Haptic reassurance in the pitch black for an immersive theatre experience

van der Linden, Janet; Rogers, Yvonne; Oshodi, Maria; Spiers, Adam; McGoran, David; Cronin, Rafael; O'Dowd, Paul


Janet van der Linden

Yvonne Rogers

Maria Oshodi

Adam Spiers

David McGoran

Rafael Cronin


A conference paper given at Ubicomp 2011 at Session 4 - Near and Far. Ubicomp is an interdisciplinary field that includes technologies that bridge the digital and physical worlds, systems and applications that incorporate such technologies, infrastructures that support them, human activities and experiences these technologies facilitate, and conceptual overviews that help us understand – or challenge our understanding of – the impact of these technologies. This conference advances the state of the art in the design, development, deployment, evaluation and understanding of ubiquitous computing systems and their applications.

An audience of 424 people attended, 304 papers were submitted of which 16% were accepted.

This paper was awarded the prize for best paper.


van der Linden, J., Rogers, Y., Oshodi, M., Spiers, A., McGoran, D., Cronin, R., & O'Dowd, P. (2011, September). Haptic reassurance in the pitch black for an immersive theatre experience. Paper presented at Ubicomp 2011

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Ubicomp 2011
Start Date Sep 17, 2011
End Date Sep 21, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Haptic, design, novel ways of using haptics, phenomenological experiences, tools that are extensions of the body, technologist/engineers collaborating with the arts
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