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Bringing touch to digital communication - personal and mobile haptic device

During self-isolation, it is hard to physically meet our loved ones - digital touch device for video calls can enhance emotional connection.

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I saw so many news articles that the elderly cannot see their grandchildren, and they really feel isolated. They miss to physically touch their grandchildren. My friends who have kids cannot go back to their home country this Easter to bring their kids to see their grandparents. I heard that they can do video calls, but their parents and their grandchildren miss each other so much.

This is a really strange moment everyone needs to self-isolate, but people need physical interaction to feel emotionally connected, and empowering each other to stay strong.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-51974020

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8130099/Grandparents-self-isolation-coronavirus-greet-young-grandchildren-glass-doors.html

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I feel people need connection and empower each other. I tried to call my friends and also planning to do video call dinner parties and drinking. Taking care each other and try to catch up digitally to make people feel they are not alone - is really important during this time.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

1. Where can I get the test: currently, there is no easy way to get the test.

2. If I had other health issues, not coronavirus, such as injured, if I can get proper treatment and where can I get these as in the usual way.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

- Younger generation 20-40 years old and if they have symptoms what they should do to treat.

- There is so many information about what is the symptom is, but not that many how many days it is going to last and how it is cured. And if you are cured after from COIDV-19, what should I do and how can I ensure it is fully cured.

What is your current profession?

Self-employed designer

In what city are you located?

London and Tokyo

In what country are you located?

UK and Japan

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Photo of Kanupriya  Agarwal, MD
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Would love to collaborate Ryo Tada 

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Thanks Kanupriya Agarwal, MD !
I will message you throgh Linkdin :)