Ultra-thin, touch-sensitive film

Oga, Inc. is developing an ultra-thin, touch sensitive film. This film can be used as an input device for robot touch sensors and game controllers.

“For example, this film can be used in sensors to detect the gripping force of robot hands as electrical signals. It enables such sensors to be made thin and flexible.”

This film is just 0.5 mm thick, and it enables a force to be detected in three directions.

“Other companies make sensors using this kind of electrically conductive rubber. But the substrate underneath is thick and hard, as it’s made from ordinary glass-epoxy or the like. And all those sensors can only be used when flat. But in our product, the substrate is made of PET film, and the conductive rubber is just affixed to that. So a feature of our films is that they’re thin and flexible.”

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