Smart steering wheel with swept frequency capacitive sensing

O. N.O. Yutaro, Yuhei Morimoto, Reiji Hattori, Masayuki Watanabe, Nanae Michida, Kazuo Nishikawa

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Abstract

We present a smart steering wheel that detects the gripping position and area, as well as the distance to the approaching driver’s hands by measuring the resonant frequency and its resistance value in an LCR circuit composed of the floating capacitance between the gripping hand and the electrode of the steering, and the body resistance. The resonant frequency measurement provides a high sensitivity that enables the estimation of the distance to the approaching hand, the gripping area of a gloved hand, and for covering the steering surface with any type of insulating material. This system can be applied for drowsiness detection, driving technique improvements, and for customization of the driving settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-977
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
VolumeE100C
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

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Wheels
Natural frequencies
Insulating materials
Capacitance
Electrodes
Networks (circuits)

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yutaro, O. N. O., Morimoto, Y., Hattori, R., Watanabe, M., Michida, N., & Nishikawa, K. (2017). Smart steering wheel with swept frequency capacitive sensing. IEICE Transactions on Electronics, E100C(11), 972-977. https://doi.org/10.1587/transele.E100.C.972

Smart steering wheel with swept frequency capacitive sensing. / Yutaro, O. N.O.; Morimoto, Yuhei; Hattori, Reiji; Watanabe, Masayuki; Michida, Nanae; Nishikawa, Kazuo.

In: IEICE Transactions on Electronics, Vol. E100C, No. 11, 01.11.2017, p. 972-977.

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Yutaro, ONO, Morimoto, Y, Hattori, R, Watanabe, M, Michida, N & Nishikawa, K 2017, 'Smart steering wheel with swept frequency capacitive sensing', IEICE Transactions on Electronics, vol. E100C, no. 11, pp. 972-977. https://doi.org/10.1587/transele.E100.C.972
Yutaro, O. N.O. ; Morimoto, Yuhei ; Hattori, Reiji ; Watanabe, Masayuki ; Michida, Nanae ; Nishikawa, Kazuo. / Smart steering wheel with swept frequency capacitive sensing. In: IEICE Transactions on Electronics. 2017 ; Vol. E100C, No. 11. pp. 972-977.
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