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Electronic proprioception
Makarov, D.;
Augmented reality gadgets are becoming common for our information intensive society assisting us to acquire and process the data. Although impressive in the realization and demonstrations, the obvious drawback of the state-of-the-art augmented and virtual reality devices relying on optical detection systems is their bulkiness, energy inefficiency and the stringent requirement for an operator to be at the line of sight of the device.
We envision that prospective augmented reality systems will strongly benefit from the recent developments in compliant on-skin electronics. The fabrication of highly conformable gadgets requires the realization of the electronic replica of the exteroceptive sensory system of humans as well as calls for the acquiring new perception skills beyond those prescribed by the evolution. The first crucial step towards the realization of this vision was accomplished with the development of interactive magnetosensitive skins [1-4].
Here, we present the first on-skin gadgets, which replicate our natural proprioceptive sensory ability of detecting the motion. Relying on this magnetically enabled electronic proprioception, we visualize the bodily motion and demonstrate the touchless manipulation of virtual objects for augmented reality systems. Those highly conformable interactive devices possess great potential to extend the portfolio of tasks, which can be performed in virtual or augmented reality. The integration of gadgets in imperceptible electronic skins will open not only exciting possibilities for business or gaming industry but is also beneficial for safety and security applications, where the somatic manipulation of objects, e.g. turning regulation knobs located in a restricted environment is undesirable or even prohibited.

1. M. Melzer et al., Nature Commun. 6, 6080 (2015).
2. M. Melzer et al., Adv. Mater. 27, 1274 (2015).
3. N. Münzenrieder et al., Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1600188 (2016).
4. D. Makarov et al., Appl. Phys. Rev. 3, 011101 (2016).
Keywords: magnetic field sensors, flexible electronics
  • Invited lecture (Conferences)
    NanoBioSensor Conference, 04.-05.09.2017, Dresden, Germany

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