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Welcome to the TDR Touch Sensing WikiEdit

This wiki is intended as an open platform for research on touch sensing based on time domain reflectometry. Time domain reflectometry, a technique originally used in diagnosing cable faults, can also locate where a cable is being touched. We explored how to extend time domain reflectometry in order to touch-enable thin, modular, and deformable surfaces and devices. Our paper on this topic:

Wimmer, R., and Baudisch, P. Modular and Deformable Touch-Sensitive Surfaces Based on Time Domain Reflectometry. In Proceedings of UIST2011, 10 pages. (nominated for best paper award)

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See also:Edit

Code: https://github.com/RaphaelWimmer/tdran

Project overview page at Hasso Plattner Institute.

Contact: raphael.wimmer@ifi.lmu.de

In the news:Edit

2011-11-13: Gizmodo.de (German): Neuartige Touch-Sensoren mittels alter Technik

2011-11-12: Tom's Guide: Researchers Integrate Touch Surfaces on Almost Anything

2011-11-11 Tom's Hardware (German) Wissenschaftler tüfteln an neuartigen Touch-Sensoren

2011-11-10: Technology Review (German): Überall berührungsempfindlich

2011-11-03: engineersonline.nl (Dutch): Maak alles aanraakgevoelig

2011-11-03: The Verge: Radar-like sensors bring touch sensitivity to everyday items

2011-11-03: Engadget: New use for an old technology brings touch input to... almost anything

2011-11-01: technology review: A Versatile Touch Sensor

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