Devices that adapt and build smart environments

Sean Follmer believes that technology should adapt to our needs, should follow our natural human movements, and eventually even adapt the environment we work and live in. He shares with us prototype concepts that might change the way you look at the everyday tools we use.

Sean Follmer

Sean Follmer, assistant professor at Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering Design Group, researches how we can apply shape­-changing and deformable interfaces to interact with each other when using devices. He creates tangible interfaces whose form adapts to the functions and ways users want to interact. He is also trying to integrate physical objects into the digital design process seamlessly and to look into new interfaces for rapid prototyping that could increase possibilities for users.

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