Category Archives: Smart materials

The HCDI Light.Touch.Matters EU-funded project is presented by Euronews “Futuris” to a broad international audience.

Denis Loctier, Euronews’ producer and presenter of the award-winning Futuris series on European research in action, recently visited LTM project at the past workshop held in Eindhoven. He interviewed LTM designers on latest concept developments and had a quick glance at the workshop activities.

The program will go on air starting from Monday 26th 18:45 CET twice a day until Sunday 1st of November.

26/10/2015 18:45 || 27/10/2015 01:45 – 13:16 – 18:16 || 28/10/2015 10:16 – 16:45 || 29/10/2015 15:14 || 30/10/2015 10:15 || 31/10/2015 12:12 – 18:44 || 01/11/2015 10:46 – 20:47

Soon after the broadcast, the program will be made available in all the 13 languages on the euronews website and, few days later, on the euronews’ YouTube channels



Flexible sensors and batteries for a new class of medical devices

A device that can measure changes in skin quality too slight to be detected by human touch. Materials scientist Canan Dagdeviren tells us the new promising opportunity that this flexible material can bring:

Flexible batteries

Top: Dagdeviren’s stretchable skin sensor for detecting early signs of cancer.

Bottom: Flexible, implantable devices that harvest energy from the movement of organs.

A Smart Wristband Adds You to the Internet of Things

Jawbone’s New Wristband Adds You to the Internet of Things

Jawbone’s new activity-tracking wristband can be used to start your coffeemaker when you get up.

By Rachel Metz on November 13, 2013 @MIT technology review

Programmable Switches that are touch sensitive, by Basalte

The new and stylish programmable switch, called the Sentido by Basalte, redefines home lighting, allowing you to activate or de-activate multiple lights by the stroke of a finger. With a smooth and sensitive surface area, the switch keenly recognizes varying finger movements and instantly provides the requested function. Lights on/lights off has never been easier. The Sentido boasts a simple exterior, polished by touch-sensitive brushed aluminum. Once you learn the various functions, you can swipe, swivel or tap your way to happiness. Each touch makes a difference. And, if you can’t find the switch in the dark, look for a bright blue light – a special feature added for your convenience. The Sentido also has a built-in temperature sensor, which displays the room temperature on the home automation system. From any room on any floor, the Sentido switch will brighten your home with new possibilities. Check it out at Basalte.