Device for thermal and tactile stimulation, methods and uses thereof


The present disclosure relates to a device for tactile and thermal stimulation in the field of human-machine interfaces. The device consists of a main block (1) with two functionalities, one for tactile stimulation and another for thermal stimulation, the first one being obtained through the circulation of a fluid via an inlet and an outlet (12) in the main block (1), the fluid circulating through the grooves (9) present inside the main block (1), allowing heat transfer or loss from or to a heat transfer plate (2), and the second being obtained from several vibration motors (6) mounted on a base – screwed to the main block by base screws (4) – consisting of an upper piece (5) and a lower piece (7) housed in damping material (8). A heat transfer plate (2) is fixed to the main block (1) by means of fitting (10), gluing and screws (3).

Applications and/or Target market

The present disclosure relates to a haptic device for thermal and tactile stimulation.


G06F 3/01 2006.1

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Application Date

22 de setembro de 2022

DPI status

WIPO WO2022195514 – Pending


André Venturoti Perrotta
Carla Ferreira Da Silva Pais Vieira
Demétrio Ferreira Matos
Miguel Pais Vieira
Nuno Jorge Carvalho De Sousa


Universidade Do Minho
Universidade De Aveiro
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Instituto Politécnico Do Cávado E Do Ave