Stretchis

Michael Wessely, Theophanis Tsandilas, Wendy E. Mackay
2016 Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology - UIST '16  
Recent advances in materials science research have enabled the production of highly stretchable sensors and displays. However, such technologies are not yet accessible to nonexpert makers. We present a novel and inexpensive fabrication method for creating Stretchis, highly stretchable user interfaces that combine sensing capabilities and visual output. We use Polydimethylsiloxan (PDMS) as the base material for a Stretchi and show how to embed stretchable touch and proximity sensors and
more » ... le electroluminescent displays. Stretchis can be ultra-thin (≈ 200 µm), flexible, and fully customizable, enabling non-expert makers to add interaction to elastic physical objects, shape-changing surfaces, fabrics, and the human body. We demonstrate the usefulness of our approach with three application examples that include ubiquitous computing, wearables and on-skin interaction.
doi:10.1145/2984511.2984521 dblp:conf/uist/WesselyTM16 fatcat:ytoidpidrze7dbum6bs5awcdhm