Biomimicry

Plant Sensors

Plant Sensors

One day you will step into the garden to look at the flowers – and the flowers will look back at you.

Rich Fletcher, Nikolai Slavov, and Hiroshi Ishii from MIT Tangible Media Group are building novel electronic and optical sensors that “take a peek” inside the biological activity of living plants, and explore their use as low-cost sensors. Plants are very common in our world and and contain a vast amount of information. Plants have a great ablity to sense and respond to their environment. The electrophysiology of plants has sparked interest since the late 1800s, but this topic has not been explored recently in the context of modern information technology and electronic devices.

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