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Tactile feedback display with spatial and temporal resolutions.

  • Author(s): Vishniakou, Siarhei
  • Lewis, Brian W
  • Niu, Xiaofan
  • Kargar, Alireza
  • Sun, Ke
  • Kalajian, Michael
  • Park, Namseok
  • Yang, Muchuan
  • Jing, Yi
  • Brochu, Paul
  • Sun, Zhelin
  • Li, Chun
  • Nguyen, Truong
  • Pei, Qibing
  • Wang, Deli
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/srep02521
Abstract

We report the electronic recording of the touch contact and pressure using an active matrix pressure sensor array made of transparent zinc oxide thin-film transistors and tactile feedback display using an array of diaphragm actuators made of an interpenetrating polymer elastomer network. Digital replay, editing and manipulation of the recorded touch events were demonstrated with both spatial and temporal resolutions. Analog reproduction of the force is also shown possible using the polymer actuators, despite of the high driving voltage. The ability to record, store, edit, and replay touch information adds an additional dimension to digital technologies and extends the capabilities of modern information exchange with the potential to revolutionize physical learning, social networking, e-commerce, robotics, gaming, medical and military applications.

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