The University of Auckland

Project #77: Touch Sensitive Game Controller

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Description:

The purpose of this project is to create a prototype, touch-sensitive game controller; that is, a game controller that can detect the pattern of contact between it and a player’s hands.

The prototype can be constructed by attaching capacitive touch sensors to an existing game controller. A model will be developed to interpret the output from the touch sensors.

Areas of research will include: an investigation of flexible touch sensing technology currently available; an exploration of computational requirements; and a model to interpret sensor output. Dip coating technologies could also be appropriate for application of the sensors. Investigation into other applications, such as health and safety: ability to sense the way in which object as being touched could predict fatigue related injuries or detecting improper use of equipment could also be undertaken.

Outcome:

A software and hardware gadget that can be used as a game controller.

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