Holistic communication - touch and haptic as part of communication

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Holistic communication - touch and haptic as part of communication

Wednesday 11.9 at 12.15-14 University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus, lecture hall L2.
Also possible to join by online.

Riitta Lahtinen is the senior researcher and leader of the Social-Haptic Communication research group, which is part of the ISE (Intensive Special Education) research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She has researched, analysed, developed, and taught social-haptic communication, haptices (touch messages), and their grammar, haptemes, for almost 30 years, working alongside her husband, Russ. Her PhD theses, 'Haptices and Haptemes', was accepted at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki in 2008, and she was given the innovative award prize for her work in the same year.

Russ Palmer is an International Music Therapist and Vibroacoustic Therapy Practitioner. Born severely deaf, Russ has Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a deterioration of sight and hearing, leaving you deaf and blind. He is registered Deafblind and uses two cochlear implants (CIs). Alongside his wife, Riitta, Russ has been a member of the social-haptic communication research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland, since the early 1990s. Russ has developed and taught social-haptic communication, haptices (touch messages) and is a founder, developer and advisor of using haptices in everyday life. Along with Riitta, Russ has published various books on social-haptic communication. More information: www.russpalmer.com

Organize by the project ”Supporting together! Multidisciplinary and digital cooperation to support learning” funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

 

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Last updated: 13.9.2019