Compression is a haptic stimulus used in medical interventions (e.g., compression stockings) and has the potential to be integrated into new research areas (e.g., immersive VR experiences, distributed notification mechanisms), yet remains largely understudied. This work investigates the user experience of compression garment technologies that are dynamic, remotely controllable, and low mass, to better address this research gap. Shape memory alloy-based compression garments, capable of creating spatially- and temporally- dynamic on-body compression, were designed and deployed in a user study (n=17, 8M/9F) to understand the effects of compression, and to draw insights for future compression-based applications. The major takeaways are: (1) importance of and sizing/fit, (2) individual/gender preferences and need for customizability, and (3) the relationship between context-specific stimulation and perception.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||ISWC 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Sep 9 2019|
|Event||23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2019 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: Sep 9 2019 → Sep 13 2019
|Name||Proceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC|
|Conference||23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2019|
|Period||9/9/19 → 9/13/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by NSF grant #1656995 and IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Haptics "Innovation in haptics" program.
© 2019 Association for Computing Machinery.
- Compression Feedback
- Functional Clothing
- Hugging Vest
- Human Factors
- Shape Memory Alloys
- Wearable Haptics