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PyzoFlex: a printed piezoelectric pressure sensing foil for human machine interfaces
Author(s): M. Zirkl; G. Scheipl; B. Stadlober; C. Rendl; P. Greindl; M. Haller; P. Hartmann
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Paper Abstract

Ferroelectric material supports both pyro- and piezoelectric effects that can be used for sensing pressures on large, bended surfaces. We present PyzoFlex, a pressure-sensing input device that is based on a ferroelectric material (PVDF:TrFE). It is constructed by a sandwich structure of four layers that can easily be printed on any substrate. The PyzoFlex foil is sensitive to pressure- and temperature changes, bendable, energy-efficient, and it can easily be produced by a screen-printing routine. Even a hovering input-mode is feasible due to its pyroelectric effect. In this paper, we introduce this novel, fully printed input technology and discuss its benefits and limitations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8831, Organic Field-Effect Transistors XII; and Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics VI, 883124 (18 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025235
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M. Zirkl, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
G. Scheipl, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
B. Stadlober, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
C. Rendl, Univ. of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)
P. Greindl, Univ. of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)
M. Haller, Univ. of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)
P. Hartmann, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8831:
Organic Field-Effect Transistors XII; and Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics VI
Zhenan Bao; Ruth Shinar; Ioannis Kymissis; Iain McCulloch, Editor(s)

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