Perception of thermal stimuli for continuous interaction

Martin Halvey, Graham Wilson, Stephen A. Brewster, Stephen A. Hughes

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Thermal stimulation represents a relatively unexplored and potentially beneficial area of research for interface design. To date no research on thermal interfaces has looked at continuous thermal stimulation in detail. Here we begin to explore the design space offered by continuous thermal stimulation by conducting a controlled experiment that investigates perception of various thermal stimuli relative to a range of starting temperatures. Based on the experimental results, we discuss design implications and possible future work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 - France, Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013


  • thermal
  • non-visual
  • feedback
  • widjets

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