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

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was 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
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    Conductive Materials

    Resistive Rubbers

    Conductive rubbers can be used for pressure, bend and stretch sensors. Because of their materiality they offer a nice haptic feedback, without the need for other squishy materials.

    Images Stretch Sensor

    Images, Scientific Instruments sell stretch sensors made from a resistive rubber that increases in resistance when stretched.

    >> http://www.imagesco.com/sensors/stretch-sensor.html


    Zoflex offers two different kinds of resistive rubbers (ZL45.1 and ZL60.1) that work great as pressure sensors. One of them is more brittle and will rip if stretched, the other is more resilient.
    >> http://www.irmicrolink.com/Pressure_activated_Conductive_rubber.html (USA)

    Black Resitive Rubber Bands

    also: ESD rubber bands
    Good for use as pressure sensors, less reliable as stretch sensors.

    >> http://www.all-spec.com/1/viewitem/1862C/ALLSPEC/prodinfo/i=rss (USA)
    >> http://www.malaster.com/crb.htm (USA)

    Flexible Stretch sensors

    >> http://www.imagesco.com/sensors/stretch-sensor.html (USA)

    Resistive Finger Caps

    also: Anti-static finger cap, ESD finger cot
    I don’t know what these are originally intended for or who sells them, but they are made from a resistive rubber and possible to use them as pressure sensors.

    >> http://www.mobilephone-spares.com/tools/esd-anti-static.htm
    >> http://www.esdproduct.com/ESD_Finger_Cots.php

    ESD Mats

    Intended for use underneath sensitive electronic project assembly, these mats might have some interesting pressure sensitive properties.
    >> http://www.maplin.co.uk/DiscontinuedModule.aspx?ModuleNo=32140

    2 Comments so far

    1. DBX on February 5th, 2010

      Also like the moible phone spare parts

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