Mechanically Feedbacked Touch Sensor for Electronic Painting by Skilled People

  • Shigeru Kimura
Conference paper


Mechanically Feedbacked Touch Sensor (MFTS) is introduced by the author for manual analog input to Electronic Painting (EP) by skilled people, e. g. visual artists, animators and so on. The main reason to introduce MFTS is to give EP parallelism of manipulations to those of conventional paintings. Parallelism will make EP systems acceptable by skilled people. They will be able to use EP systems with little training, and yield better works by utilizing their acquired skill. MFTS consists of a pressure/displacement sensor and related electronic circuits. Users can adjust analog input values by sensing the feedback of the input values to their fingertips by the spring of MFTS. MFTS can be used in home or office computings.


Analog Input Input Pressure Push Button Skilled People Stream Mode 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeru Kimura
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  1. 1.Information Processing CenterKyushu Institute of DesignMinami-ku, FukuokaJapan

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