Living things in nature have long been utilizing the ability to "heal" their wounds on the soft body to survive in the outer environment. In order to impart this self-healing property to our daily life interface, we proposed Self-healing UI, a soft-bodied sensing and actuation interface that can intrinsically self-heal damages without external stimuli or glue. Leveraging its inherent self-healing property, we also demonstrated sheet-based stacking fabrication without gluing or post-processing and several interactive applications as one of the shape-changing interfaces.
Selected Publication
Koya Narumi, Fang Qin, Siyuan Liu, Huai-Yu Cheng, Jianzhe Gu, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Mohammad Islam, and Lining Yao. 2019. Self-healing UI: Mechanically and Electrically Self-healing Materials for Sensing and Actuation Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 293–306.

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