Affordable dual-sensing proximity sensor for touchless interactive systems

Joanna M. Nassar, Marlon Diaz, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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We report an ultra-low cost flexible proximity sensor using only off-the-shelf recyclable materials such as aluminum foil, napkin and double-sided tape. Unlike previous reports, our device structure exhibits two sensing capabilities in one platform, with outstanding long detection range of 20 cm and pressure sensitivity of 0.05 kPa. This is the first ever demonstration of a low-cost, accessible, and batch manufacturing process for pressure and proximity sensing on a singular platform. The mechanical flexibility of the sensor makes it possible to mount on various irregular platforms, which is vital in many areas, such as robotics, machine automation, vehicular technology and inspection tools.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 74th Annual Device Research Conference (DRC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781509028283
StatePublished - Sep 13 2016

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