Turning on and off lights and other electrical appliances may soon be as simple as touching a wall. Forget clapping or the old fashioned light switch.
That is, if a touch-sensitive wall paint, appropriately christened “On/Off Paint,” catches on.
Created by the French design firm “Quarks,” the wall coating can turn an entire wall into a giant “light switch” activated by a simple touch, according to various websites that have reported on technology, such as A.P.C.I. (Agence Pour La Promotion De La Creation Industrielle).
If the user prefers, only a strip of the wall can be painted—you just have to remember where the “switch” is, right?
The technology can be applied with a roller or brush on plaster, wood, concrete and plastic, the reports say.
Unfortunately, not much has been reported regarding the mechanism behind the innovation or its availability in France or elsewhere. But the enhanced and “interactive” wall is something we’ve got our eye on; see: “RF shielding” glass coatings and wifi blocking wallpaper.
A Durability + Design request for more information was not answered.
Perhaps someone bumped into the wall?