PyzoFlex: printed piezoelectric pressure sensing foil

Christian Rendl, Patrick Greindl, Michael Haller, Martin Zirkl, Barbara Stadlober, Paul Hartmann

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Abstract

Ferroelectric material supports both pyro- and piezoelectric effects that can be used for sensing pressures on large, bended surfaces. We present PyzoFlex, a pressure-sensing input device that is based on a ferroelectric material. It is constructed with a sandwich structure of four layers that can be printed easily on any material. We use this material in combination with a high-resolution Anoto-sensing foil to support both hand and pen input tracking. The foil is bendable, energy-efficient, and it can be produced in a printing process. Even a hovering mode is feasible due to its pyroelectric effect. In this paper, we introduce this novel input technology and discuss its benefits and limitations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST '12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
PublisherACM Press
Pages509-518
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1580-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventUIST '12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 201210 Oct 2012
http://www.acm.org/uist/uist2012/

Conference

ConferenceUIST '12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, Massachusetts
Period07.10.201210.10.2012
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