Characterizing Everyday Objects using Human Touch: Thermal Dissipation as a Sensing Modality

Hilary Emenike, Farooq Dar, Mohan Liyanage, Rajesh Sharma, Agustin Zuniga, Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Marko Radeta, Petteri Nurmi, Huber Flores

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


We contribute MIDAS as a novel sensing solution for characterizing everyday objects using thermal dissipation. MIDAS takes advantage of the fact that anytime a person touches an object it results in heat transfer that can be captured. By capturing and modelling the dissipation of the transferred heat, i.e., the decrease in the captured thermal radiation, MIDAS can characterize the object and determine its material. We validate MIDAS through extensive empirical benchmarks and demonstrate that MIDAS can recognize a wide range of materials and generalize to variations in the people interacting with objects. Our solution offers an innovative sensing modality that can be used for characterizing everyday objects.
Otsikko2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)
TilaHyväksytty/In press - 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa

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