Abstract—The purpose of this study is the development of a tactual communication tool that conveys emotional communication during an oral conversation. In the present study, emotional communication using a tactual communication tool was examined, and the features of emotional communication were analyzed. As a result, the senders expressed surprise by unique strong and short one-time grip; joy and anger by strong multiple grips with constant short intervals; and sadness, disgust and fear by weak grips with constant short intervals. The coincidence ratios of surprise, anger joy were higher, and the total coincidence ratio was 48.3%. We categorized the emotions as three groups (surprise, joy and anger, and sadness, disgust and fear). The coincidence ratio of the emotion group was 87.5%. Therefore, the impressions of emotional expression by the senders were similar to those by the receivers.
—Emotional communication, tactual communication, communication tool.
The authors are with the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Atsugi, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Yasuhiro Matsuda and Tsuneshi Isomura, "Emotional Communication by Using a Tactual Communication Tool," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 279-283, 2013.