for anyone else looking at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indium_tin_oxide (ITO)
can your analysis be done? yep, you need the electronics cooling module so that you can use electrical properties and joule heating.
the hard part is going to be the thin film. there is an electrical resistance option, but it doesn't "carry" current. so you need to mesh that part. in the grand scheme of things, this is difficult.
we did something like this with an iron. it was challenging but we were able to make it work. if you're interested in having us take a crack at it, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.