Smart steering wheel with swept frequency capacitive sensing

Yutaro Ono, Yuhei Morimoto, Reiji Hattori, Masayuki Watanabe, Nanae Michida, Kazuo Nishikawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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
Title of host publication23rd International Display Workshops in conjunction with Asia Display, IDW/AD 2016
PublisherSociety for Information Display
Pages486-489
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510845510
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event23rd International Display Workshops in conjunction with Asia Display, IDW/AD 2016 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Dec 7 2016Dec 9 2016

Publication series

Name23rd International Display Workshops in conjunction with Asia Display, IDW/AD 2016
Volume1

Other

Other23rd International Display Workshops in conjunction with Asia Display, IDW/AD 2016
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period12/7/1612/9/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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