Move This Levitating Orb With Simple Gestures [Video]

Move This Levitating Orb With Simple Gestures [Video]

The floating magnetic object can be placed in mid-air and can be moved by hand or computer.

Emma Hutchings
  • 24 may 2012

Jinha Lee, a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with Rehmi Post and Hiroshi Ishii, has created a prototype called ZeroN that acts as a tactile user interface. ZeroN is an orb that defies gravity and can be left suspended in mid-air. This physical and digital interaction element floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation.

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