Hyperfabric : HMC MediaLab

August 8th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Augmented, Design, Programming | 2 Comments »

Hyperfabric is a new interface that lets you reach beyond the screen. It’s a very “touchableâ€? surface, made out of an elastic-like fabric called “Hyperfabric”. The screen warps like rubber, and can sense how hard your press it, where you press it, and you can even have lots of people using it at once. You really feel like you are going “through” the screen.

2 Comments on “Hyperfabric : HMC MediaLab”

  1. 1 Justin said at 1:37 am on August 10th, 2005:

    I’d like to see this used ala the Kronos Projector, featured at SIGGRAPH this year. Their implimentation was enticing, but their method of tracking screen deformation (infrared camera) left the exhibit feeling less responsive than I would have hoped. Sweet idea though — here’s a (lame) video I took while I was there, for anyone interested.

  2. 2 Justin said at 1:40 am on August 10th, 2005:

    The hyperlink tags don’t seem to be working as expected — here are my links from above:

    Kronos Projector: http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/alvaro/Khronos/Khronos_Projector.htm
    Video: http://centripetalnotion.com/media/khronosprojector.avi

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