Namya is a low-cost prototyping method for bend and touch-sensitive flexible smartphone-size devices. The work presents the fabrication workflow of Namya, a smartphone-sized flexible prototype that can detect bend gestures and touch-based inputs using off-the-shelf sensors and flexible materials. This do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to fabricating deformable prototypes focuses on addressing the challenges of selecting flexible material, type of sensor, and sensor positions. We also demonstrate that the proposed use of a flexible three-dimensional (3D) printed internal structure with sensor pockets and the one-part silicone cast allows the development of robust deformable prototypes. This fabrication process offers the opportunity to easily customize device stiffness, reproduce prototypes with similar physical properties, and upgrade existing prototypes.
The details of the prototype, material, fabrication method and sensors are explained in the paper titled "Fabrication of N?mya: A Bend and Touch-Sensitive Flexible Smartphone-Sized Prototype." The paper is accessible via this link - https://www.hindawi.com/journals/hbet/2022/1205420/
Visit Website here