We have been exploring different technologies, sensors and actuators in relation with space, light and user presence. The experience is based on the connection between the tactile actuator (a sensor that gives the users different physical sensation) and a projector. Therefore, the visual projection is connected and related to the physical sensation given by the sensor.
When the user touches the sensor, it is able to record the tactile interactions occurring between the user finger and the surrounding objects and surfaces. The sensor records the roughness of touched materials along with stiffness and temperature of grasped objects. In a second moment it reproduces on the user skin the recorded tactile cues. In particular it can reproduce three kinds of physical sensations: vibrations, change of temperature and pressure. The installation associates a different visual, projected on the ground, to each different sensation given by the sensor.
The combined sensation between visual and touch creates ideas and conversation between the user, most are surprised about the accuracy and excited about how this technology and concept can be applied on different fields.