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World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3858-7
pp: 290-295
Marc Matysek , Technische Universit
Peter Lotz , Technische Universit
Thomas Winterstein , Technische Universit
Helmut F. Schlaak , Technische Universit
ABSTRACT
In this paper we discuss dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA) as one of the most promising technologies in electroactive polymers (EAP). For tactile display applications a large number of actuator elements is essential. The multilayer technology presented here offers the possibility to build up independent actuators and arrays at a high density within one substrate. The functional principle of these electromechanical transducers provides a simple way to measure the actual deformation. The paper concludes with a concept to determine the active deformation as well as user applied forces.
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P. Lotz, H. F. Schlaak, T. Winterstein and M. Matysek, "Dielectric elastomer actuators for tactile displays," World Haptics Conference(WHC), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2009, pp. 290-295.
doi:10.1109/WHC.2009.4810822
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