In this fast paced digital world we often feel isolated distant from the people we love. The smartphone may allow us to connect almost anywhere at any time, but although we are always connected, are we really InTouch?
The research and design project InTouch hopes to make that moment of connection bring us closer together. Using haptic technology, InTouch are exploring new ways to allow us all to reach out and touch those who mean the most to us at that very moment in time when we need each other the most.
Initially aimed to enable families separated by long distance to engage through storytelling at bedtime, our explorations have led us deeper, to the bigger question: What is ‘real’ connection, and more importantly how can we get back what we all need, to feel next to those people we love?