This computer interface (not a keyboard or even a mouse) combines the traditional materials of the artist with the latest image-grabbing technology, all rolled into a digital paint box—the sum is greater than the parts.
Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA, President, Springtime—USA
Credit: Kimiko Ryokai and Stefan Marti , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The I/O Brush is a unique technology-based graphics tool that works like a digital eyedropper to allow people to take the color, texture and movement of any physical object and to immediately draw with that attribute. The I/O Brush looks like a simple wooden paintbrush but is actually imbedded with a small video camera that contains lights and touch sensors that translates an object into “ink” bringing users endless creativity.