Shimon Akiyama, Katsunari Sato, Yasutoshi Makino
ThermOn system presents dynamic warm and cold stimulations on user’s body corresponding to music to enhance the emotional experience when listening to the music. Especially, the ThermOn system served to make a rock song more exciting by adding warm stimuli during the chorus.
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Shimon Akiyama
Graduated from Maeno Lab. at Keio University. Dedicated to thermal sensation and cross modal interface, and invented “ThermOn”.
Katsunari Sato
Research interest is thermal display/sensor, haptic transmission system, and emotional aspects of garments. Lecturer in Nara Women’s University.
Yasutoshi Makino
He received his Ph. D degree in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in 2007. His research topic is on haptic-based human-machine interface system. He is a lecturer in the University of Tokyo.

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  1. S. Akiyama, K. Sato, Y. Makino, T. Maeno: ThermOn‚ a Thermo-musical Interface for an Enhanced Emotional Experience, ISWC2013, 2013