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Flexibles: Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens

Schmitz, Martin and Steimle, Jürgen and Huber, Jochen and Dezfuli, Niloofar and Mühlhäuser, Max (2017):
Flexibles: Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens.
In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, Denver, Colorado, USA, In: CHI '17, ISBN 978-1-4503-4655-9,
DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025663,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025663],
[Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

We introduce Flexibles: 3D-printed flexible tangibles that are deformation-aware and operate on capacitive touchscreens. Flexibles add expressive deformation input to interaction with on-screen tangibles. Based on different types of deformation mapping, we contribute a set of 3D-printable mechanisms that capture pressing, squeezing, and bending input with multiple levels of intensities. They can be integrated into 3D printed objects with custom geometries and on different locations. A Flexible is printed in a single pass on a consumer-level 3D printer without requiring further assembly. Through a series of interactive prototypes, example applications and a technical evaluation, we show the technical feasibility and the wide applicability of Flexibles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Schmitz, Martin and Steimle, Jürgen and Huber, Jochen and Dezfuli, Niloofar and Mühlhäuser, Max
Title: Flexibles: Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens
Language: English
Abstract:

We introduce Flexibles: 3D-printed flexible tangibles that are deformation-aware and operate on capacitive touchscreens. Flexibles add expressive deformation input to interaction with on-screen tangibles. Based on different types of deformation mapping, we contribute a set of 3D-printable mechanisms that capture pressing, squeezing, and bending input with multiple levels of intensities. They can be integrated into 3D printed objects with custom geometries and on different locations. A Flexible is printed in a single pass on a consumer-level 3D printer without requiring further assembly. Through a series of interactive prototypes, example applications and a technical evaluation, we show the technical feasibility and the wide applicability of Flexibles.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Series Name: CHI '17
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4655-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: - TI - Area Tangible Interaction;3d printing, capacitive sensing, deformation, digital fabrication, input, printed electronics, rapid prototyping, touch
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
Event Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 08:20
DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025663
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025663
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2017-0028
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