Can applications be found for future materials that can adapt their physical characteristics like shape or elasticity? Students have developed various approaches in which changes to material characteristics are simulated. There is a toothbrush for instance that adapts to brushing habits. If the user brushes too hard, the brush becomes more flexible to compensate for this.
Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
Funding: GHOST is a collaborative project funded by the EC within the 7th framework programme through the FET Open scheme under grant agreement no. 309191 and a Design United Demonstrator
Researchers: Miguel Bruns Alonso, Yeup “Brandon" Hur, Panos Markopoulos, Matthijs Kwak