Development of Next Generation Sensor based Remote Controller Devices using Highly Transparent Organic Piezoelectric Film
Murata Manufacturing has announced the development of a sensor devices based on high-transparent organic piezoelectric film, with high piezoelectric output constant, high transparency (light beam transmittance of 98% or higher) and free from pyroelectric effect. The new film is capable of detecting twisting motion, making it ideal to be used in various applications of human to machine interface. Based on this technology Murata has developed a new remote controller named “Leaf Grip”. Leaf Grip is an innovative remote controller, making your current TV remote control a thing of the past. Leaf Grip close the gap between the current internet connected flat TVs and their remote controllers by controlling the TV using a bending and twisting motion. The remote uses pigments to discharge electrons when it receives light and it is assembled with a photovoltaic cell which converts light into electricity, resulting in battery-less operation.
Twisting the plate on the Leaf Grip will move up/down channels and twisting the plate rapidly will switch the input, while bending the plate will turn the volume up and down and finally banding the plate rapidly or holding one end of the plate and lightly shaking it will turn the power ON or OFF. Read more