Thursday, February 28, 2008

Metamophing Computer Interfaces

Una tabla en la que sale el relieve de lo que veamos een pantalla?, espectacular este prototipo de pantalla para dedos, lastima que sea solo prototipo, pero cruzare los deditos para que se fabriquen de verdad este tipo de historias. Os pego en ingles lo que dice el diseniador de esto.

Siafu is a PC designed to give people with vision loss or impairment a more intuitive computer experience. It lays flat like a tablet and allows the user to fully interact with it by way of touch. The surface utilizes a conceptual material called magneclay or magnetized liquid. This material has the ability to morph upward into any shape via a controlled electromagnetic field enabling the device to create a braille surface for reading and even pictures in 3D relief. The technology behind Siafu - Magneclay, is an oil based synthetic agent that possesses limitless morphing capabilities. Its loose molecular structure but can be infinitely rearranged when acted upon by electrical and magnetic charges. As long as the charges acting upon it remain stable, the magneclay will hold its structural rigidity, allowing it to be touched and groped without deformation. As for why the device is named after an aggressive African ant? Beats me.

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