Smart temperature-controlled infant car seat using thermoelectric devices

Roshni Senthilkumar, Mohamed Al Musleh

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Abstract

The thermal comfort for children and adults inside the car is a crucial issue to improve as the hot environmental conditions can be irritable and uncomfortable. Being inside an extremely hot car for a prolonged time can lead to major health problems. This paper focuses on the thermal comfort of infants. Traditionally air conditioning systems are used to cool down an infant car seat which is not effective due to the portability and cooling duration. In this paper, heat relief for the child is researched using a thermoelectric cooling system. This paper reviews various factors concerning the development of a temperature-controlled infant car seat. This study focuses on the health and safety of children inside the cars, the subjective needs of the parent, heat management in the car cabin environment, thermoelectric modeling, and the methods for precise temperature control for effective thermoelectric cooling. In-depth research has been conducted on the contributions of other researchers on the thermoelectric cooling system in a car. The thermoelectric device in the infant car seat was tested in thermal simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference (IEMTRONICS)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781728196152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2020
Event2020 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 Sep 202012 Sep 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference
Abbreviated titleIEMTRONICS 2020
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period9/09/2012/09/20

Keywords

  • Monitoring system
  • PID control
  • Smart control
  • Thermal comfort
  • Thermoelectric device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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