UK Printed Electronics company, Novalia Limited are inviting small investors to be part of their story by backing their work through crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. The team have released a project to manufacture a poster, with printed smart-phone-like capacitive touch. The user simply touches the poster and hears the drums; it’s that simple. In return for their support, investors will receive a fully functional interactive poster from Novalia’s first, full scale production run. The project offers two different versions; the first connects via Bluetooth to an app running on an iPhone or iPad & plays the drums wirelessly through the iOS device. The second is a standalone version that plays the sounds straight out of the poster. Novalia have been working with some innovative sound technology and have turned the whole surface of the poster into a speaker. Not only does the user hear the beats, but they also feel them as they touch. The poster has been demonstrated in a TED talk on this ground-breaking work with printable electronics given earlier in the year by Novalia’s founder and CEO, Dr Kate Stone, which has just been released by TED. “The future potential for this technology is enormous and unlimited,” says Dr […]
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