Ohmic-sticker: Force-to-motion type input device that extends capacitive touch surface

Kaori Ikematsu, Masaaki Fukumoto, Itiro Siio

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We propose "Ohmic-Sticker," a novel force-to-motion-type input device to extend capacitive touch surfaces. It realizes various types of force-sensitive inputs by simply attaching on to commercial touchpads or touchscreens (touch surfaces). A simple force-sensitive-resistor-based structure enables thin (less than 2 mm) form factors and battery-less operation. The applied force vector is detected as the leakage current from the corresponding touch surface electrodes by using the Ohmic-Touch [17] technology. Ohmic-Sticker can be used for adding force-sensitive interactions to touch surfaces, such as analog push buttons, TrackPoint-like devices, and full 6 DoF controllers for navigating virtual spaces. In this paper, we report a series of investigations on the design requirements of Ohmic-Sticker and some prototypes. We also evaluate the performance of Ohmic-Sticker as a pointing device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1021-1030
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 17
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2019 Oct 202019 Oct 23

Publication series

NameUIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period19/10/2019/10/23

Keywords

  • Capacitive touch surface
  • Force-to-motion
  • Trackpoint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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