Thermal Sensation Display with Controllable Thermal Conductivity

Seiya Hirai, Norihisa Miki

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Abstract

We demonstrate a thermal sensation display that can present various thermal sensation by varying the thermal conductivity of the display. Thermal sensation, i.e., cold/cool/warm/hot, is one of the major tactile sensations and needs to be further investigated to advanced VR/AR systems. Although many reports on the tactile displays present hot/cold surfaces by changing the surface temperature, the proposed display is the first one that can control thermal conductivity. The device contains liquid metal, whose contact to the top titanium plate determines the thermal conductivity of the device and thus, the thermal sensation presented to the users. This device can be a good platform for the study of thermal sensation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1659-1661
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728120072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jun 232019 Jun 27

Publication series

Name2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period19/6/2319/6/27

Keywords

  • Effective thermal conductivity
  • Liquid metal
  • Tactile display
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermal sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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    Hirai, S., & Miki, N. (2019). Thermal Sensation Display with Controllable Thermal Conductivity. In 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII (pp. 1659-1661). [8808369] (2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808369