High-tech blanket-cum-3D modelling tool

Priya KuberApril 24th, 2012

3D image input is often a challenging task when it comes to irregular objects like a human body. Here is where an arduino, tilt sensors and a little math comes to the rescue. University of Toronto’s Responsive Architecture at Daniels school created one such blanket.

The petals are made up of a conductive material, which are linked to larger network of conductive threads all in the shape of a hexagon. The loads of tilt sensors send the data of their position with respect to a central Arduino-powered computer which is then able to calculate the slopes between the various flowers and petals on the blanket. Thereby giving out a 3D input to the computer.

The concept will be widely applicable to interaction design, video game controls and numerous other fields.

Via:[Gizmodo, University of toronto - RAD]

One Response to “High-tech blanket-cum-3D modelling tool”

  1. 3d printing Says:

    At first I didn’t get the picture correctly and then got it right after looking for some time. The concept is really cool and very different.