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. It is essentially a touch surface that provides data when pressure is applied onto it. When a stimulus is applied to the magic silicone pad, it changes color proportionally to the magnitude of the force applied.
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!
Magic Silicone’s force measurement resolution and sensitivity are unique because they are adjustable to meet any specific need. Magic silicone can be sensitive to as low as 10 grams or as high as 10 kilograms
Magic silicone can measure, track and convert 10+ stimuli into digital data simultaneously. One can control the peripherals by sliding fingers on any surface which is converted to a touch surface by magic silicone. Some examples are but not limited to control the multimedia system, dim the volume of the sound etc.
The stimulus on the magic silicone creates a force map which is proportional to the applied force enabling to acquire the depth of the input and reconstitute the shape of the object by using image processing techniques.
Besides the great resolution in X/Y axes, the sensor can feel the shape of the object in Z axis.
Silicone is a highly flexible substance and it can be used to conform any given shape. A flat or a curvy surface can be covered by magic silicone at ease.
The silicone cartridge is modular and there are different silicone cartridges for different working ranges, varying between 10 grams to 10 kilograms.
Magic Silicone is a Plug&Play device. Magic silicone requires only a single USB connection regardless of its measurement surface size or force measurement resolution or simultaneous input recognition quantity.
Measurement surface of magic silicone is immune to fluids or magnetic interferences. For example, a doctor can use a magic silicone powered touch surface perfectly fine while wearing a surgical glove covered with bodily fluids or an excavator operator can use magic silicone with grease covered fingers or gloves.