Hairlytop Interface moves organically in response to light
The Hairlytop Interface is an interactive surface display made of soft solid-state actuators and optical sensors which react to light. Jointly developed by the University of Electro-Communications and Symphodia Phil, when placed on an iPad that is playing a video, it moves organically, like a living thing, in response to changes in the brightness of the screen.
The Hairlytop interface uses light as stimuli for movement, but various other sensors, such as audio or magnetic sensors, can be used for different effects. The developers would like to create range of applications for this system, including educational toys and plush toy accessories.