FlexTiles: A Flexible, Stretchable, Formable, Pressure-Sensitive, Tactile Input Sensor
P. Parzer, K. Probst, T. Babič, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, A. Olwal, M. Haller - FlexTiles: A Flexible, Stretchable, Formable, Pressure-Sensitive, Tactile Input Sensor - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016), San Jose, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, 2016, pp. 3754-3757
In FlexTiles we demonstrate, a flexible, stretchable pressures sensitive tactile input sensor consisting of three layers of fabric. We show the implementation of FlexTiles for covering large areas, 3D objects, and deformable underlying shapes. In order to measure these large areas with high framerate, we present a measurement implementation and a tiling architecture. To aid reproducibility, we describe all steps including construction of the material as well as measurement technique, in detail. Finally, we outline the benefits of our system compared to other tactile sensing techniques.