How important is immersion for the #ASMR experience?
The aim of this study is to use immersive technology and test your responses. You will watch or listen to a selection of recorded content and answer questions about how you feel.
Adult ASMR experiencers are welcome to participate in this 20 minute study, which has been reviewed and approved by the Bath Spa University Ethics Committee
Being in a quiet place and using headphones are required for the best experience. You will also have a chance to win a 25 or 50 $/£ voucher for Etsy/Amazon in an optional raffle at the end.
2020 update: another report of a virtual-touch haptic device that could someday enhance ASMR videos (Summary; Research Article).
Initial 2017 post: Video ASMR artists can directly stimulate ASMR in viewers with gentle sounds, soft voices, and comforting visuals.
But they have been unable to directly stimulate the sensation of touch through a video. And touch may be the strongest trigger of ASMR.
Could there be a way to feel the touch of someone who is in another room or even in another country?
Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have designed gloves called Flex-N-Feel to be worn by individuals at separate locations. When one person Flexes their fingers in the gloves, the other person Feels the touch via vibrotactile sensations on their skin.