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Interactive Paper Four Sounds Off         歐洲 Paper Four 研發會說話的電子紙
received from Pi-Twan Huang 黃碧端
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsN
um=1074
http://www.ithome.com.tw/itadm/article.php?c=43822
文/陳曉莉 (編譯) 2007-06-11

這項計畫強調可以運用在廣告服務上,當使用者按下紙張上的圖片或文字時,使用者是
聽到廣告訊息,而不僅僅是看到廣告畫面或文字,提供一個廣告主與使用者互動的新方
式。

一項由歐盟及瑞典製紙產業贊助,並與中部瑞典大學光纖科學暨通訊網路研究人員共同
進行的一項Paper Four研究計畫,在近日發表研發成果,將可透過使用者手掌或手指的壓
力讓紙張「說話」,他們將此研究雛型應用在音樂佈告欄上,使用者只要按下任何一張
音樂光碟的圖像,就會開始播放歌曲。

該研究團隊在紙張中採用了具傳導性的墨水,並在紙張中嵌入感應器及喇叭;在該音樂
佈告欄中陳列了許多不同的音樂光碟,使用者可以透過手掌點選任一光碟進行試聽,還
可以切換到下一首或是改變音量;這個研究的雛型還有一個漫畫佈告欄,當使用者按下
漫畫的文字對白後,利用紙張製作的佈告欄也會唸出對白。有興趣的使用者可以連上
Paper Four展示網站上觀賞。

此一研究計畫主持人Mikael Gulliksson說明,該團隊集結了紙張、圖像程式碼,以及可因
施壓而感應的電子傳導墨水,並把數位資料嵌在紙張中,當他們被觸碰的時候,資訊就
會透過喇叭傳送。

這項計畫強調可以運用在廣告服務上,當使用者按下紙張上的圖片或文字時,使用者是
聽到廣告訊息,而不僅僅是看到廣告畫面或文字,提供一個廣告主與使用者互動的新方
式,應用面將涵蓋廣告活動、行銷或是會議活動等,其他的應用還包括可作為商店內的
商品介紹工具。

該計畫之所以被稱為Paper Four是因為它是第四代的紙張應用,結合了現代的科技及通訊
技術,以數位紙張的概念作為研發基礎,並認為率先對該技術有興趣的將會是雜誌及報
紙產業,但也會持續開發其他的多元應用,今年的研發重點就在於互動式佈告欄及牆面
展示。(編譯/陳曉莉)  
Interactive Paper Four Sounds Off
Interactive paper from Mid Sweden University uses pressure-sensitive conductive
inks and printed speakers to talk with viewers. The latest generation of paper
products is dubbed 'paper four' by researchers.
"The first generation of paper was for display, like books," says Mikael Gulliksson, a
researcher at Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden, "the second for
packaging, and the third for hygiene - we are investigating what the fourth might be."
The interactive paper billboard shown above is made in layers with a
three-centimeter thick back layer of Wellboard - extra-strong cardboard - forming the
substrate. A sheet of paper that is screen-printed with conductive ink is then placed
on the base, with a second sheet of paper on top of that with the printed design and
text.

When the middle conductive layer is connected to a power supply, simple
microelectronics make sounds when touch sensors are triggered. The sensors are
made by printing a fine pattern of conductive lines; when current flow is altered by a
hand placed upon it, the sensor fires.

Speakers are cleverly are made by printing electromagnets out of conductive ink; the
paper is then stretched over a cavity (like a speaker cone) behind the billboard.

Researchers hope to make the process cheap enough to be used with product
packaging as well.

Harlan Ellison wrote about something similar to this in his 1974 short story
do-it-yourself - a talking pamphlet:


"Uh, where are you?" Madge asked nervously.
"Where am I where? the pamphlet responded in confusion.

"Yes, precisely," she responded.

"Dear Purchaser, you are perplexing me," the pamphlet cried.
(Read more about the talking pamphlet)

Via BBC. Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted
6/6/2007)
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Paper IV
New product platform for the 4th
generation, pervaisive paper media
Many of the paper products have now
reached the maturing stage of their
product cycle, such as printing paper,
packaging paper, and hygiene paper. In
order for the European paper industry to
create the future prosperity, it requires a
new product platform on which a series
of new products can be developed.  
Such new products should not be
another niche product with
functionalities of limited use, but should
be “pervasive” as in the three
predecessors.

The aim of this proposed project is to
create such a new product platform,
called the 4th generation pervasive
paper media. The first quest is paper
that communicates and store digital
information with maintaining the plain,
natural features. The idea is based on
using the stochastic structure of paper
surface as one of the address codes,
combined with embedded data
technologies and digital printing.
Project Area 1

Enhancing micro-scale uniformity to improve encoding and decoding
reliability and surface density of data

Computational structure design of paper materials
Damage mechanics of fibre
Fibre material engineering
Project Area 2

Digital fabrication for paper materials

Digital printing as a method for embedding data  
Robust digital data handling techniques for paper
Project Area 3 - Read more...

Exploring and Developing New Human-Paper Interfaces

New paper-machine interfaces
Paper as “inter-media”: How human respond?
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