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All printed touchless human-machine interface based on only five functional materials
Author(s): G. Scheipl; M. Zirkl; A. Sawatdee; U. Helbig; M. Krause; E. Kraker; P. Andersson Ersman; D. Nilsson; D. Platt; P. Bodö; S. Bauer; G. Domann; A. Mogessie; Paul Hartmann; B. Stadlober
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the printing of a complex smart integrated system using only five functional inks: the fluoropolymer P(VDF:TrFE) (Poly(vinylidene fluoride trifluoroethylene) sensor ink, the conductive polymer PEDOT:PSS (poly(3,4 ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonic acid) ink, a conductive carbon paste, a polymeric electrolyte and SU8 for separation. The result is a touchless human-machine interface, including piezo- and pyroelectric sensor pixels (sensitive to pressure changes and impinging infrared light), transistors for impedance matching and signal conditioning, and an electrochromic display. Applications may not only emerge in human-machine interfaces, but also in transient temperature or pressure sensing used in safety technology, in artificial skins and in disposable sensor labels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8258, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIV, 82580P (20 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908602
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G. Scheipl, Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics (Austria)
M. Zirkl, Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics (Austria)
A. Sawatdee, Acreo AB (Sweden)
U. Helbig, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung (Germany)
M. Krause, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
E. Kraker, Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics (Austria)
P. Andersson Ersman, Acreo AB (Sweden)
D. Nilsson, Acreo AB (Sweden)
D. Platt, Acreo AB (Sweden)
P. Bodö, Acreo AB (Sweden)
S. Bauer, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
G. Domann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung (Germany)
A. Mogessie, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria)
Paul Hartmann, Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics (Austria)
B. Stadlober, Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8258:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIV
Christopher Tabor; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino; Yasuhiro Koike, Editor(s)

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