Magic Silicone is a thin and dark colored silicone pad designed to measure/quantify touch and convert it to digital data. It can be manufactured at any uniform or non-uniform shape to transform any flexible surface into highly sensitive, multi-touch digital touch surface. In this example; magic silicone is placed underneath of the rear center-stack of the vehicle to control the multimedia. The application demonstrates how magic silicone can be used to convert the upholstery into a control unit.
Magic Silicone is one of our 5 US and 100+ internationally patented technologies, which is a dark colored silicone in appearance. Any force or pressure stimuli on it causes a color change proportionally regarding the magnitude of the force applied. Thus, the force map on the silicone surface can be evaluated according to the color intensity. With a camera, (with or without) fiberoptic cables and a computation unit located at the opposing side, the force map can be converted into digital data by image processing.
As the Magic Silicone is like a touchpad itself, it also gives the touch data if you add a flexible layer on top. This layer can be any flexible object like artificial leather, fabric or even a paper. The remaining is up to your imagination. The regular looking arm rest of your coach can control your TV as a remote control or control your computer as a mouse. Wouldn’t it be great if you could open the windows of your car or control the multimedia system just touching or sliding your fingers on the leather of your armrest? Magic Silicone makes these happen!
Since Magic Silicone can be manufactured at any uniform or non-uniform shape it is adapted to fit underneath of the door armrest. In this example; magic silicone is used to convert the rear right door’s armrest upholstery into a switch to control the window.