Transforming Walls into Smart Surfaces

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles–based Disney Research have developed a method that can transform walls into smart surfaces. Using conductive paint and an electromagnetic sensor, users will be able to adjust room brightness or track use of electric appliances according to CMU. “Walls are usually the largest surface area in a room, yet we don’t make much use of them other than to separate spaces, and perhaps hold up pictures and shelves,” said Chris Harrison, assistant professor of the CMU Human-Computer Interaction Institute in a press release.


Source: Architect Magazine

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