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.
|Title of host publication||UIST '12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||UIST '12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
Duration: 7 Oct 2012 → 10 Oct 2012
|Conference||UIST '12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology|
|Period||07.10.2012 → 10.10.2012|