Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 4th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2011, Genova, Italy, May 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Smart Material Interfaces: A Vision

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_7,
        author={Andrea Minuto and Dhaval Vyas and Wim Poelman and Anton Nijholt},
        title={Smart Material Interfaces: A Vision},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 4th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2011, Genova, Italy, May 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Tangible User Interfaces Ubiquitous Computing Smart Material Interfaces},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_7}
    }
    
  • Andrea Minuto
    Dhaval Vyas
    Wim Poelman
    Anton Nijholt
    Year: 2012
    Smart Material Interfaces: A Vision
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_7
Andrea Minuto1,*, Dhaval Vyas,*, Wim Poelman1, Anton Nijholt1
  • 1: University of Twente
*Contact email: a.minuto@utwente.nl, d.m.vyas@utwente.nl

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a vision called Smart Material Interfaces (SMIs), which takes advantage of the latest generation of engineered materials that has a special property defined “smart”. They are capable of changing their physical properties, such as shape, size and color, and can be controlled by using certain stimuli (light, potential difference, temperature and so on). We describe SMIs in relation to Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) to convey the usefulness and a better understanding of SMIs.