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Modeling of a PVDF based gesture controller using energy methods
Author(s): Kyle R. Van Volkinburg; Gregory N. Washington
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the concept of a PVDF based gesture controller is introduced and accompanied by a supporting model derived using Hamilton’s principle. The model incorporates strain contributions from two loading situations: beam subject to transverse loading and axial loading. The prototype gesture controller is comprised of a compression sleeve with a spatially shaded PVDF element situated above the extensor muscles of the right forearm. The goal of the gesture controller, at this stage, is to be able to measure and discern forearm muscle activity for three distinct hand gestures. In this study the system was modeled and simulated. Test data was then collected for each hand gesture and compared to simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90562I (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2046421
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Kyle R. Van Volkinburg, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Gregory N. Washington, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9056:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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