Cut and measure ingredients with the same tool = one dish less to clean and less time spent. Sounds good but so far its only a design prototype.
The cutting scale was designed by Jim Termeer and Jess Giffin. It won the 3rd price at the 2006 designboom / BUESSEL design competition. The two designers estimate that it will be possible to manufacture such a scale in about 1-5 years by embedding the following electronics into cutting board material:
- Strain gauge sensor grid technology that enables precise measurements to be embedded in a substrate (1-3 years)
- Low-voltage PV (Photovoltaic) that would provide sufficient power (1-3 years)
- “Electronic ink” display technology that does not use light and can be embedded into substrates (1-5 years)
We are looking forward specifically to the Strain gauge sensor grid technology where we can see lots of other applications in household and clothing goods.
- Philips Research: Cloths show emotions and T-shirts are glowing
In the last weeks Philips has shown impressive new technology and applications from their Research and Design centers. Lumalive integrates LEDs into normal wearable fabrics without compromising the softness or flexibility of the cloth. Cloth that light up the emotions of the wearerThis application has been demonstrated with a series of cloths that express the [...]