Description

When alternating hot and cold areas in close proximity are touched, a burning heat sensation is perceived. This effect is called the Thermal Grill Illusion. In this topic this and/or other methods of simulating heat in XR applications can be explored.

Tasks

Basic Task:
  • Build a (mobile) device that produces the thermal grill illusion (or other heat sensation)
    • Should be small enough to be tested on various body positions (mainly hand/arm/face/neck)
 
Extended Task:
  • Heat controllable from XR application using e.g. Arduino)
  • Wearable form factor
  • Use compressed air and electronically controlled pneumatic valves for cooling
  • Wireless control from mobile XR device etc.

Requirements

  • Some handicraft skill and basic electronics knowledge are advantageous
  • Knowledge of Arduino and Unity is advantageous, but not necessary

Environment

The project should be implemented as a physical electro-mechanical prototype. Control of the device should be implemented via Arduino and Unity.

Responsible

For more information please contact Christian Schönauer, Hannes Kaufmann.

Details

Type

Bachelor Thesis
Student Project
Master Thesis

Persons

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