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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2014 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
    Sensors

    Piezoresistive Fabric Touchpad

    This fabric touchpad was inspired by the properties of piezoresistive materials to measure both amount of pressure applied through the materials and increase of resistance across distance. It is made by layering piezoresistive material between two conductive layers and using the piezoresistive layer to alternatively measure position and pressure.

    Instructable >> http://www.instructables.com/id/EJKTF3WGV490JGK/


    Video

    Adrian Freed at CNMAT has made a much better version of this touchpad and written a paper about it:
    CNMAT publication >> http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/publication/support_vector_machine_learning_gesture_signal_estimation_piezo_r

    Front and back

    Video
    link >> http://youtu.be/gPYyuuL-o7k

    1 Comment so far

    1. john barta on April 11th, 2013

      Hi. i am curious about your fabric touchpad. i need to know a couple of things can it be made into a glove, and how would you be able to get a digital reading of the pressure being applied?

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