Liquido: Embedding Liquids into 3D Printed Objects to Sense Tilting and Motion

Tilting and motion are widely used as interaction modalities in smart objects such as wearables and smart phones (e.g., to detect posture or shaking). They are often sensed with accelerometers. In this paper, we propose to embed liquids into 3D printed objects while printing to sense various tilting and motion interactions via capacitive sensing. This method reduces the assembly effort after printing and is a low-cost and easy-to-apply way of extending the input capabilities of 3D printed objects. We contribute two liquid sensing patterns and a practical printing process using a standard dual-extrusion 3D printer and commercially available materials. We validate the method by a series of evaluations and provide a set of interactive example applications.

Publications

Martin Schmitz, Andreas Leister, Niloofar Dezfuli, Jan Riemann, Florian Müller, and Max Mühlhäuser. 2016. Liquido: Embedding Liquids into 3D Printed Objects to Sense Tilting and Motion. In Proceedings of the 34rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA'16), pp. 2688-2696. ACM, New York, NY, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892275

20.02.2017

Full paper accepted at CHI 2017

We will present a full paper at CHI 2017: Flexibles: Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens(Martin Schmitz, Jürgen Steimle, Jochen Huber, Niloofar Dezfuli & Max Mühlhäuser)  [more]

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04.10.2016

Hessian Minister for Science tested new version of TK's Smart Table, Permulin

During a recent event at the Future Innovation Lab of TU Darmstadt's spin-off company Leap-In-Time by Prof. Ruth Stock-Homburg, the Hessian Minister for Science and Arts, Boris Rhein, was one of the first to have a closer look on... [more]

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03.08.2016

TK’s Smart Table featured in Commerzbank video about the future of work

Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, produced a vision film about the future of work and workplaces. It features three areas of TU Darmstadt‘s spin-off company Leap-in-Time headed by Prof. Ruth Stock-Homburg from the... [more]

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29.02.2016

Three posters accepted at this year's CHI

TK is going to present three Late-Breaking-Work posters at this year's CHI conference in San Jose. The accepted posters are: FreeTop: Finding Free Spots for Projective AugmentationJan Riemann, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Martin... [more]

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08.08.2015

Paper accepted at UIST 2015

We will present the following paper at UIST 2015: Capricate: A Fabrication Pipeline to Design and 3D Print Capacitive Touch Sensors for Interactive Objects(Martin Schmitz, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Matthias Balwierz, Roman... [more]

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06.07.2015

TK receives Surface Hub award from Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research recently developed a number of prototypes of a novel electronic whiteboard. A worldwide competition was launched where pertinent research groups could propose innovative research projects that would leverage... [more]

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27.08.2014

Full paper accepted at OzCHI 2014

We will present the following full paper at OzCHI 2014: EarPut: Augmenting Ear-worn Devices for Ear-based Interaction(Roman Lissermann, Jochen Huber, Aristotelis Hadjakos, Suranga Nanayakkara and Max Mühlhäuser) [more]

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