An intelligent material was created that recognizes what we put on it
All this, and much more, will soon be possible thanks to intelligent material being developed by Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. This experimental creation is called Capacitivo and consists of a cotton substrate with an elastic lattice of interconnected diamond-shaped electrodes that have been heat-applied. When a non-metallic object is placed on it, its characteristic electric field uniquely affects the electrode capacitance. Variables such as the material the object is made of, its shape and size, determine the electric field and thus change the aforementioned capacity.