2020 年 25 巻 4 号 p. 311-314
How can visually impaired people enjoy watching sports and share excitement with his/her friends? Although sharing emotion is one of essential factor in sports viewing, they cannot notice other’s emotional reactions, and consequently often feel isolated. Here we propose a sports watching method using a concise haptic device for sharing excitement. The haptic device comprise two balls and a tube connecting them, and can transmit air from a ball to the other by holding a ball firmly. When two users hold a ball at each end, the users can share excitements by sending air.