Infrared thermal measurement system for evaluating model-based thermal displays

Hsin Ni Ho, Lynette A. Jones

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Abstract

A thermal measurement system was designed and fabricated to assist in the validation of a thermal model in characterizing skin temperature during hand-object interactions. An infrared measurement system was used to overcome the limitations imposed by contact thermal sensors. It is able to measure the temperature distribution across the fingerpad during contact, together with contact area and contact force. The performance of this system was evaluated with calibration tests and the results indicated that this system is capable of providing accurate temperature measurements. With this system, analyses of the changes in skin temperature as a function of contact pressure were conducted. These analyses permitted the validation of a thermal model proposed in a previous study and the results indicate that the thermal model is able to predict skin temperature during contact. The model can simulate the properties of different materials in a thermal display.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007
Pages157-162
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Mar 22 2007Mar 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007

Other

Other2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period3/22/073/24/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Signal Processing

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