u-Texture: Self-Organizable Universal Panels for Creating Smart Surroundings

  title={u-Texture: Self-Organizable Universal Panels for Creating Smart Surroundings},
  author={Naohiko Kohtake and Ryo Ohsawa and Takuro Yonezawa and Yuki Matsukura and Masayuki Iwai and Kazunori Takashio and Hideyuki Tokuda},
This paper introduces a novel way to allow non-expert users to create smart surroundings. Non-smart everyday objects such as furniture and appliances found in homes and offices can be converted to smart ones by attaching computers, sensors, and devices. In this way, non-smart components that form non-smart objects are made smart in advance. For our first prototype, we have developed u-Texture, a self-organizable universal panel that works as a building block. The u-Texture can change its own… CONTINUE READING
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