Constructing an elastic touch panel with embedded IR-leds using silicone rubber

Yuichiro Sakamoto, Takuto Yoshikawa, Tatsuhito Oe, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

This paper presents a technique for the construction of an elastic touch panel using silicone rubber. The technique is similar to that of the frustrated total internal reflection-based method for multi-touch sensing, but the surface of the touch panel is made of transparent silicone rubber rather than acrylic. Moreover, we embedded infrared LEDs within the rubber for multi-touch sensing. In tests, our touch panel had better sensitivity than one made of acrylic. Furthermore, unlike acrylic panels, it readily detects contact by styluses and other stiff objects. We implemented a touch panel based on our technique and tested it through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012, IHCI 2012, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Game and Entertainment Technologies 2012
Pages263-268
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2012, IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2012 Jul 212012 Jul 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012, IHCI 2012, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Game and Entertainment Technologies 2012

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2012, IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/7/2112/7/23

Keywords

  • FTIR
  • Multi-touch
  • User interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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    Sakamoto, Y., Yoshikawa, T., Oe, T., Shizuki, B., & Tanaka, J. (2012). Constructing an elastic touch panel with embedded IR-leds using silicone rubber. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012, IHCI 2012, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Game and Entertainment Technologies 2012 (pp. 263-268). (Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012, IHCI 2012, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Game and Entertainment Technologies 2012).