The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing how we all work & interact. IASAT Members around the world are conducting invaluable research, investigating how it is affecting our experience of touch – specifically social and affective touch.

You can help! You’ll find links to studies that you can share & participate in below.

In time, we’ll highlight any results & publications here too!


Take Part:

Touch & Wellbeing

Millions of us around the world are in isolation or maintaining social distance.

This multilingual, online study aims to investigate the impact this is having on how we all think & feel.

Please complete and share this 10 minute study:
https://covid-ml.iasat.org ➡️

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This study is being conducted by IASAT members at Bundeswehr University Munich, and Liverpool John Moores University.


Is Physical Distancing one of the most difficult
parts of Social Distancing?

Please complete and share this 15 minute study: https://tinyurl.com/touchduringcovid19 ➡️

This study is being conducted by IASAT members at UCL, Royal Holloway University, and Sorbonne Universite.


The effects of social distancing on touch experience
& quality of life

Please complete and share this 15 minute study:
https://survey.uu.nl/jfe/form/SV_eKWYpmvNM2fVFR3 ➡️

This study is being conducted by IASAT members at Utrecht University.


To add a relevant study or publication, please email us.

Please Note: All studies must be ethically approved before they will be considered.