Integral cord

Integral cord device by Raphael Lang, Yu-Lin Hou and Stephen Chan win ‘FUJITSU design award 2011’ life-design category.

Integral cord

This device can be easily positioned in any configuration, with a computer screen displayed inside the space enclosed by the cord. In addition to allowing for a diverse range of applications, this design creates new opportunities for communication by allowing multiple people to operate the display screen at the same time.

An interface can be created by a multicolor laser LED array located on the inner side of the computer, and camera array can detect the position of the user’s fingers.

FUJITSU Design Award 2011: A LIFE with Future Computing, the full-scale international design competition, open to designers around the world, aimed at the development of PC-related designs bringing innovation to people’s daily lives.

Over 1,000 PC design submissions were received during the competition from countries across the world. The Grand Prize was awarded to “The Aid,” an ICT-enabled cane from the LIFE-DESIGN category for innovative “lifestyles” for the year 2020. Runner-Up Prizes were awarded to “Crowd,” a PC design that can be operated to fit a variety of usage scenarios from the LIFEBOOK category for notebook PCs launching in 2013; and “Integral Cord,” an innovative ICT-cord enabling a wide range of uses and communications applications from the LIFE-DESIGN category.

By hosting the FUJITSU Design Award 2011, Fujitsu aims to further promote the pursuit of “human-centered” designs, while helping to open the door to new lifestyle possibilities.

via designboom via fujitsu