Sweat sensing technique for wearable device using infrared transparency

Masa Ogata, Masahiko Inami, Michita Imai

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Abstract

Wearable devices that are worn on the hand and display information are rapidly becoming pervasive. However, acquiring and displaying a user's own data, such as the amount of sweat flowing and the required amount of water for a particular activity, on a wearable device remains difficult. We propose a technique that senses the amount of sweat flowing from the human body. The technique, which is implemented in a wearable device, utilizes infrared transparency via a sponge that can hold the sweat. We selected sponge as the material to hold the sweat because it enables repeated measurement of the amount of sweat flowing from the human body. Consequently, we also outline the development and testing of a prototype device that actualizes the proposed technique and discuss its efficacy and feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 16th International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages323-331
Number of pages9
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783319072265
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 2014 Jun 222014 Jun 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume8512 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period14/6/2214/6/27

Keywords

  • Photo transparency
  • Sensing
  • Sweat
  • Wearable device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ogata, M., Inami, M., & Imai, M. (2014). Sweat sensing technique for wearable device using infrared transparency. In Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services - 16th International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings (PART 3 ed., pp. 323-331). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8512 LNCS, No. PART 3). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_31