RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THERMAL PERCEPTION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON A PALM - Aiming at Developing a Communication Support Device for the Deaf-Blind

Chikamune Wada, Kuranosuke Sako, Hiroshi Horio

Abstract

Our final goal is to develop a portable display which will enable the deaf-blind to character on the palm through the use of tactile sensations. We propose the use of thermal stimulation as the tactile sensation, because in this way small-sized and lightweight devices can be developed. However, it might still be impossible to capture continuous movement, which is necessary to recreate characters on the palm. In past research, we found that thermal perception is dependent on the palm position. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the cause of this position dependence by comparing the skin’s thermal perception and its mechanical characteristics.

References

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Wada C., Sako K. and Horio H. (2008). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THERMAL PERCEPTION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON A PALM - Aiming at Developing a Communication Support Device for the Deaf-Blind . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-18-0, pages 307-310. DOI: 10.5220/0001070103070310


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals08,
author={Chikamune Wada and Kuranosuke Sako and Hiroshi Horio},
title={RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THERMAL PERCEPTION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON A PALM - Aiming at Developing a Communication Support Device for the Deaf-Blind},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={307-310},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001070103070310},
isbn={978-989-8111-18-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THERMAL PERCEPTION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON A PALM - Aiming at Developing a Communication Support Device for the Deaf-Blind
SN - 978-989-8111-18-0
AU - Wada C.
AU - Sako K.
AU - Horio H.
PY - 2008
SP - 307
EP - 310
DO - 10.5220/0001070103070310