Interactive Plant Control System

Posted by | August 15, 2012

Because reality wasn’t surreal enough for the folks at Disney, they decided to turn houseplants into computer interfaces. The tech is called Botanicus Interacticus, and it uses an electrode in the soil to detect touch along the body of the plant. Tapping leaves and stroking the stem can produce unique inputs, which can then be mapped to blast noobs in Call of Duty. While TouchPlant controllers aren’t likely to beat out the usual stick and button affair, it does turn over a new leaf on the idea of how to interact with our machines. Treehugger has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    August 15, 2012 11:47 am

    All those weedlords over Xbox LIVE are going to love this thing.

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