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Personality identified self-powering keyboard

United States Patent

February 6, 2018
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A keyboard for converting keystrokes into electrical signals is disclosed. The keyboard includes a plurality of keys. At least one of the keys includes two electrodes and a member that generates triboelectric charges upon skin contact. The member is adjacent to one of the electrodes to affect a flow of electrons between the two electrodes when a distance between the member and the skin varies.
Wang; Zhong Lin (Atlanta, GA), Zhu; Guang (Atlanta, GA), Chen; Jun (Atlanta, GA)
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
14/ 962,693
December 8, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under agreement No. DE-FG02-07ER46394, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.