A Method for Controlling the Continuous Transparency of Three-dimensional Objects Utilizing Mechanical Emulsification

Ziyuan Jiang, Takafumi Morita, Kanon Aoyama, Yu Kuwajima, Naoki Hosoya, Shingo Maeda, Yasuaki Kakehi

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Abstract

Physical interfaces that change appearance by controlling transparency have attracted attention for wide applicability. However, many existing methods are limited to planar objects, and it is difficult to control transparency in three-dimensional objects and to control transparency continuously. In this study, we propose a novel method to control the transparency of three-dimensional objects by utilizing the mechanical emulsification phenomenon of liquid. This approach is to fill the object with two transparent liquids that are liquid-liquid phase separated and agitate the liquids inside the object to make them cloudy and control their transparency. By using electrohydrodynamic (EHD) pumps, which can be freely positioned inside the object, to agitate the liquid, it is possible to control the transparency of complex three-dimensional objects. Continuous control is also achieved by changing the ratio of the two liquids. In this paper, we describe the details of proposed method for controlling the transparency and show application scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2023 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450399777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Feb 26
Event17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2023 Feb 262023 Mar 1

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period23/2/2623/3/1

Keywords

  • dynamic appearance
  • electrohydrodynamics.
  • transparency control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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