Paper GeneratorIssue: XXI.3 May-June 2014
M. Emre Karagozler, Ivan Poupyrev, Gary K. Fedder, and Yuri Suzuki
The Paper Generator is a new energy-harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from user interactions with paper-like materials. These energy harvesters are flexible, lightweight, and inexpensive. They utilize a user's gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing, and sliding to generate energy.
The harvested energy is used to actuate LEDs, e-paper displays, buzzers, and other devices to create interactive applications for books, postcards, posters, and other printed media.
Karagozler, M.E., Poupyrev, I., Fedder, G.K., and Suzuki, Y. Paper Generators: Harvesting energy from touching, rubbing and sliding. Proc. of UIST'13. ACM, New York, 2013.
M. Emre Karagozler, Disney Research
Ivan Poupyrev, Disney Research
Gary K. Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University
Yuri Suzuki, Disney Research