Mechanical force redistribution floor tiles

Alex Grau, Arti Karkar, Charles Hendee, Michael Cole, Huapeng Su, Kenneth Perlin

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Abstract

We present Mechanical Force Redistribution (MFR) Floor Tiles: a method of sensing which creates a seamless, anti-aliased image of forces applied to a floor. This technique mechanically focuses the force from a surface onto adjacent discrete forcels (force sensing cells) by way of protrusions (small bumps or pegs), allowing for high-accuracy interpolation between adjacent discrete forcels. By minimizing active materials and computational complexity, MFR makes large-format floor tiles possible and economically feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages595-598
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Other

Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/26/145/1/14

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Keywords

  • Floors
  • Force
  • Input device
  • Large format
  • Mechanical force redistribution
  • Pressure
  • Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Grau, A., Karkar, A., Hendee, C., Cole, M., Su, H., & Perlin, K. (2014). Mechanical force redistribution floor tiles. In CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 595-598). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574767

Mechanical force redistribution floor tiles. / Grau, Alex; Karkar, Arti; Hendee, Charles; Cole, Michael; Su, Huapeng; Perlin, Kenneth.

CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. p. 595-598.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Grau, A, Karkar, A, Hendee, C, Cole, M, Su, H & Perlin, K 2014, Mechanical force redistribution floor tiles. in CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 595-598, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4/26/14. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574767
Grau A, Karkar A, Hendee C, Cole M, Su H, Perlin K. Mechanical force redistribution floor tiles. In CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery. 2014. p. 595-598 https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574767
Grau, Alex ; Karkar, Arti ; Hendee, Charles ; Cole, Michael ; Su, Huapeng ; Perlin, Kenneth. / Mechanical force redistribution floor tiles. CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. pp. 595-598
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