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Paper Generator

Issue: XXI.3 May-June 2014
Page: 6
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M. Emre Karagozler, Ivan Poupyrev, Gary K. Fedder, and Yuri Suzuki

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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
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Ivan Poupyrev, Disney Research

Gary K. Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University

Yuri Suzuki, Disney Research