“ThermoBlinds: Non-Contact, Highly Responsive Thermal Feedback for Thermal Interaction” by Ichihashi, Horie, Hirose, Kashino, Yoshida, et al. …

  • ©Sosuke Ichihashi, Arata Horie, Masaharu Hirose, Zendai Kashino, Shigeo Yoshida, Sohei Wakisaka, and Masahiko Inami


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    ThermoBlinds: Non-Contact, Highly Responsive Thermal Feedback for Thermal Interaction



    We present ThermoBlinds, a non-contact, highly responsive thermal feedback device for thermal interactions. It provides responsive feedback by rapidly adjusting infrared irradiance with a shutter mechanism. The feedback can be applied according to visual media contents to reproduce thermal experiences. By providing thermal feedback in accordance with the user’s gaze, it is possible to create a visual media experience with a high resolution thermal sensation. Additionally, it supports remote communication by providing thermal feedback based on the other person’s gaze.


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