Intelligent Button Developed Using Smart Soft and Wet Materials

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Author(s)

    • Harada Sho
    • Soft and Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University
    • Hidema Ruri
    • Organization of Advanced Science and Technology, Kobe University
    • Gong Jin
    • Soft and Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University
    • Furukawa Hidemitsu
    • Soft and Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University

Abstract

A novel push button is developed using shape-memory gels (SMGs). The Young’s modulus of SMGs changes dramatically with temperature. This modulus change is utilized to control the input-acceptable and input-not-acceptable states of the button. We believe the mechanism of this button could be used to develop new devices, especially for the visually impaired.

Journal

  • Chemistry Letters

    Chemistry Letters 41(10), 1047-1049, 2012

    The Chemical Society of Japan

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004426329
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0366-7022
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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