The Thermal Feedback Influencer: Wearable Thermal Display for Enhancing the Experience of Music Listening

Yuri Ishikawa, Anzu Kawazoe, George Chernyshov, Shinya Fujii, Masashi Nakatani

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3 Citations (Scopus)


This paper describes a new wearable thermal display, the Thermal Feedback Influencer, that can provide chilling stimuli to the skin in order to enhance emotional experiences of music listening. We developed a prototype device that can be attached to behind the ear. The device is designed to be small and lightweight enough to be worn comfortably. In this work, we describe basic concepts of this research, preliminary test results, details and evaluation of the developed prototype. We also summarize methods to provide thermal feedback with music and discuss the possible applications and future research plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Perception, Devices and Algorithms, 2018
EditorsKi-Uk Kyung, Masashi Konyo, Dongjun Lee, Sang-Youn Kim, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811331930
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Nov 142018 Nov 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Chill
  • Frisson
  • Musical interface
  • Thermal display
  • Wearable device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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