Next generation paper: An augmented book platform

Radu A. Sporea, Brice H. Le Borgne, Samuli Yrjänä, Sirpa Nordman, Tapio Ritvonen, Anu Seisto, George Revill, Miroslav Z. Bober, Alan Brown, Caroline E. Scarles, David M. Frohlich

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    Paper and ink have been continually evolving since their invention. Conventional printing quality and cost is constantly improving, yet only few examples of commercial embedded electronics on paper exist. This is due to the fact that inks with optical and electronic properties do not suit conventional paper and are still challenging to print reliably. In this project, we aim to develop a new generic mass media "next generation" paper. We present the challenges and progress on book augmentation, using printing technologies such as screen printing and roll-to-roll fabrication. This first step aims to create an augmented book prototype via hybrid integration of optical sensors in its pages and by embedding energyefficient control and communication electronics in the cover. The system senses user interaction and, through wireless connectivity, presents the user with relevant, updated digital content on an adjunct device. The proposed fabrication sequence has been developed with close attention to the requirements of industrial scale-up.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOrganic and Hybrid Sensors and Bioelectronics XI
    EditorsIoannis Kymissis, Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil, Ruth Shinar, Luisa Torsi
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Electronic)978-151-06204-7-6
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventOrganic and Hybrid Sensors and Bioelectronics XI 2018 - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 19 Aug 201822 Aug 2018

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceOrganic and Hybrid Sensors and Bioelectronics XI 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego


    • augmented book
    • gesture control
    • hybrid integration
    • manufacturability
    • optical sensing
    • paper electronics
    • printed sensors
    • user interaction.


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