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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

Ivan Poupyrev, Disney Research

Gary K. Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University

Yuri Suzuki, Disney Research