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Technologies are reshaping surgical touch

Guest post, by Dr Jeff Bezemer @jeffbezemer Surgeons, like all doctors, frequently palpate (from Latin palpare, ‘to stroke’ or ‘caress’), i.e. they examine the patient’s body by touch. Their touch is typically somewhat invasive in that they manipulate parts of the body with their hands to feel for specific formations inside the body. Outside the… Continue reading Technologies are reshaping surgical touch

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Touch-in’ the Virtual: Reflections

By Dr Nikoleta Giannoutsou, In-Touch Our June “Touch-in’ the Virtual” workshop aimed to explore the conceptualisation and experience of ‘touch’ in virtual environments with a diverse group of academics and industry practitioners. These participants came from a wide range of domains, including VR, game design, fashion, sociology, engineering and philosophy. The event, held at the… Continue reading Touch-in’ the Virtual: Reflections

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Reconnecting through haptic footwear to minimise loneliness

Guest post, by Emilie B. Cohrt, Designer & Founder of Studio Cohrt, WORTH(COSME) Partnership Project ‘Øjenfryd’, MA Footwear London College of Fashion. https://vimeo.com/266167156 Fig 1. Film, Project Re:Connect, by Emilie B. Cohrt. Project Re:Connect and the Footsie slippers were the end product of my MA Footwear degree conducted at the London College of Fashion. Within a… Continue reading Reconnecting through haptic footwear to minimise loneliness