We’ve grown accustomed to interacting with devices like smartphones and kiosks using touch. But how could that same technology be applied to objects that aren’t smooth and flat? One word: Electrick.
Electrick is a system that adds a conductive coating — such as an electricity-conducting spray — to any object of any size or shape. Electrodes are then added to the object’s outer edge. When a finger touches the object’s surface, it interrupts the current, and Electrick’s software algorithm senses where the touch was based on its proximity to different electrodes.