World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
Marc Matysek , Technische Universit
Peter Lotz , Technische Universit
Thomas Winterstein , Technische Universit
Helmut F. Schlaak , Technische Universit
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.
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.