Aegis Hyposurface is an elastic architectural surface made up of small metal plates thatare controlled pneumatically and react in real time to electronicstimuli from the environment (movement, sound, light, etc). Driven by896 pneumatic pistons, the dynamic 'terrains' are generated asreal-time calculations.
The Aegis Hyposurface effectively links information systems withphysical form to produce dynamically variable, tactile 'informatic'surfaces. Aegis is perhaps the world's first such dynamic screen.
Any digital input (microphone, keyboard, movement sensor) can trigger any physical output (a wave or pattern or word.)
Source: sial.rmit.edu.auAdded: 19 July 2007