SNS: Special Letter: Quantifying Touch: Saving Lives While Growing Profits

SNS: Special Letter: Quantifying Touch: Saving Lives While Growing Profits

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Volume 15, Issue 45    
Week of November 12, 2012

In This Issue

Feature: Special Letter: Quantifying Touch: Saving Lives While Growing Profits

  • Problem Solving Using Five Senses and a Brain
  • Available Touch-Based Technologies
  • Industry Examples of the Need for Field-Based Quantified Touch
  • Toward Touch-Based Solutions
  • About Davis Brimer

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Publisher’s Note: Davis Brimer is in the somewhat enviable position of having solved a problem that most people do not yet know exists. He recognizes that “measuring touch” matters.

There is perhaps nothing simpler in the human experience, nor more connecting, than touch. As Davis says in this letter, we use touch to measure many things on a daily

basis, and recruit other senses as surrogates when we have to. Touch is, in a very material (and perhaps force-field interpretation) way, the ultimate sense.

Because of this, if we can bring science (and the appropriate metrics) to the experience of touch, we will likely learn more about our own health, and our environment, and the materials that sustain us, than we could ever learn through our other senses – or by our own, quite limited, sense of touch. – mra.

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