PneUILining Yao, Ryuma Niiyama, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii / 2013
This project presents PneUI, an enabling technology to build shape-changing interfaces through pneumatically-actuated soft composite materials. The composite materials integrate the capabilities of both input sensing and active shape output. This is enabled by the composites’ multi-layer structures with different mechanical or electrical properties. The shape changing states are computationally controllable through pneumatics and pre-defined structure. We explore the design space of PneUI through four applications: height changing buildingstangible phicons, a morphing barshape changing mobile, a transformable tablet cases and a shape shifting lamp.
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