Philips Luminous Textile Panel Soft Cells
A textile panel Soft Cell is in the works, according to Philips and their partner Kvadrat Soft Cells. the panels are luminous textiles that work with sound waves to play with ambient light in a room.
Philips luminous textile panels)
Luminous textile is a truly flexible way of creating the right atmosphere for a specific space, whatever its function, thanks to the wide range of Kvadrat textiles and broad spectrum of colors in Philips’ LED range. Through integrated LED lights, coupled with the texture of the panels, sound is not only absorbed to create a comfortable working environment but the retail and hospitality experience can also be enhanced through the display of dynamic visual content.
With Kvadrat Soft Cells panels, which can be fitted to any architectural design, auditory senses can now be soothed thanks to the textile which dampens noise and softens echoes. The durable Soft Cells are based on an innovative and patented aluminium frame, with a concealed tensioning mechanism which keeps the surface of the fabric perfectly stretched.
(Philips luminous textile panel video)
This sounds a little like the
video wallpaper from Vernor Vinge's 1999 novel A Deepness in the Sky:
The central core of the parlor was an icosahedron of display devices, a tent of their best remaining video wallpaper.
Philips via Physorg.
Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 7/10/2011) Follow this kind of news
| | Email | RSS | Blog It Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit
you like to contribute a story tip?
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and . add
Comment/Join discussion ( 1 )
Related News Stories -
Double Charging Textile Obviates Clunky Dune Stillsuit Boots
'... the action of the heel-powered pumps that drove his still suit.' - Frank Herbert, 1969.
Skin Chair For That 'Sitting On A Fat Guy' Feeling
'The semi-sentient artifact glided to a position behind McKie...' -Frank Herbert, 1964.
Thync Mood-Changing Wearable Device
'Very gently, hypnotically, the electronic pulses throbbed in the frontal lobes of his brain.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1964.
Automated Treadmill Adjusts To Your Pace
'The auto-treadmill's bumps and gullies matched...'- David Brin, 1994.
Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!)
is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for
the Invention Category that interests
you, the Glossary, the Invention
Timeline, or see what's New.
ibotn Toddler-Care Mini-Robot
'She's not like a machine. She's like a person. A living person.'
Nuclear Batteries Based On Diamonds Last Millennia
'they just package it and ship it around to wherever people want it...'
Eighth Sense Emotion-Responsive Cloak
'This sensitivity to mood explains the real popularity of bio-fabrics...'
British Airways To Offer An Ingestible Sensor To Passengers
The modern way to get feedback from passengers.
Unique DNA To Foil Parts Counterfeiters
'... the only molecule, a unique protein amino acid, which could not be duplicated.'
MIT Researchers Predict The Future From Still Photos
'What I have in this camera is not a record of what you did just now but what will go on here in the next half hour...'
Mini Robot Uses 2 mm Surgical Tools
'... surgical tool - blades, tweezers, probes - so fine you could just see them with the naked eye.'
Childhood Dreams Of Space Realized! Space Junk Problem Solved!
'Give the noble daydreams a rest, you preachy rookie. Astronauts are wage slaves like everyone else!'
Writhing Robotic Tentacle Uses Laser To Chop Nuke Hardware
'... long, flexible, glittering tentacles... swinging and rattling about its strange body.'
LBNP Device Not Quite 'Artificial Gravity'
'Joe got out the gravity-simulator harnesses..'
China's XPNAV 1 To Use X-Ray Pulsars For Navigation
'For a hyperspace jump, you need at least four beacons for an accurate fix.'
Artificial Muscle Material Is Self-Healing, Super Stretchy
Google Zero-Shot Translation Gives Star Trek Fans Hope
"This is your opponent!"
Moley Kitchen Robot Ready By 2018
'...the electric cook was stirring empty nothing in a pan, with a zeal worthy a dozen eggs.'
Tricking Cells Into Making Silicon Chips
'Fabricated by genetically engineered metal affinity bacteria...'
AI Lip Reading Better Than Human, Like HAL 9000
Nothing to worry about, until computers control most vital systems.
More SF in the News Stories
More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories