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Siafu Morphs Surface

 - Feb 27, 2008   Updated: Aug 15 2011
References: yankodesign
Siafu will make it possible for people with vision loss or severe impairment to interact by touch.

The key to this innovation is the awesome concept material, magneclay, or magnetized liquid. It's "an oil based synthetic agent that possesses limitless morphing capabilities," according to Yanko Designs.

Through electromagnetic fields the surface will morph upward to mimic images. It could create braille, recreate web pages or even make photographs into 3D.

The concept was designed by Jonathan Lucas.

Implications - Magnetic and electrical charges act on the loose molecular structure, allowing it to be limitlessly rearranged. The structural rigidity of the magneclay will remain in tact so long as these charges remain stable, which will impede any deformation.