'Smart' Furniture Heralds a Future With Light Touch
January 21, 2013
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A collaboration between Spanish engineers, cupboard makers, and electronics manufacturers is offering homeowners a future without manual electric switches. Participants in the Wood Touch project have created various items of wooden furniture which can switch on lighting systems with a single swipe of the hand.
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