Paper Generators: Harvesting Energy from Touching, Rubbing and Sliding

Authors

M. Emre Karagozler (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Ivan Poupyrev (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Gary K. Fedder (Carnegie Mellon University)
Yuri Suzuki (Disney Research Pittsburgh)

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (ACM UIST) 2013

October 8, 2013

Paper Generators- Harvesting Energy from Touching, Rubbing and Sliding-Image

We present a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters are flexible, light, and inexpensive, and they utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate electrical energy. The harvested energy is then used to actuate LEDs, e-paper displays, and various other devices to create novel interactive applications, such as enhancing books and other printed media with interactivity.

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