– Haptic social network
Stress OutSourced (SOS) is a peer-to-peer network that allows anonymous users to send each other therapeutic massages to relieve stress. By applying the emerging concept of crowdsourcing to haptic therapy, SOS brings physical and affective dimensions to our already networked lifestyle while preserving the privacy of its members. SOS is an exploration and illustration of a new field of haptic social networking.
Presented at CHI 2009 PDF
With Carnaven Chiu, Xiao Xiao, and Pei-Yu (Peggy) Chi