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

Kaori Ikematsu, Masaaki Fukumoto, Itiro Siio

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3 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
CountryUnited 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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