Aimulet LA

October 7, 2006

 

Japanese are great people. Aimulet LA, a batteryless, light-activated handheld audio communication device with an outer shell made from molded bamboo. The environmentally friendly communication terminal was designed by the Information Technology Research Institute at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Aimulet LA is designed to be held up to your ear like a cellphone. When you stand over special LED emitters set into the ground, Aimulet LA receives the light signals via an array of spherical micro solar cells set into the bottom of the handset. Aimulet LA translates the signals into audio messages that are transmitted through a tiny speaker in the device.

Aimulet LA can be put to use in public spaces such as outdoor exhibits and events, amusement facilities, train stations and parks, where it can be used in interactive media or entertainment. In addition, the low cost of the device means it could also double as an entrance ticket, annual pass or ID card.

Extract from AIST , Pink Tentacles

Be Your Own Chair

October 7, 2006

Can’t afford a chair with four legs because its too expensive. Why not just paint your suit and sit on a 2 legged platform…

No, actually their aim is more artistic than that.

Extract from StauffacherBenz