Vivifi

Technology that transforms non-conductive surfaces into touch sensors or screens.

Impact Local
 
  • Category Technology/Software
  • Location Giza, Egypt

Summary

Currently based in Egypt, Vivifi is creating a technology that converts various non-conductive surfaces into interactive touch screens. This technology has numerous potential applications in our daily lives, as well as business and commerce.

Analysis

Challenge – Imagine that a consumer could, one day soon, stand in front of a store and use the glass surface of the shops windows to make a purchase. Visualize yourself sitting at a table in a fine restaurant ordering food simply by pressing the dining experience that you desire on the surface of a plastic menu. Vivifi is developing a touch sticker technology that transforms non-conductive surfaces into touch sensors. Solution – Vivifi is creating and producing the next generation device, which will enable any insulating surface to be used as a touch sensor or screen. Surfaces may include glass, wood, and stone and a variety of other materials. This innovative technology utilizes the human body’s electrostatic energy. This energy is controlled to effect motion once the human body comes into contact with these surfaces. To bring about this future reality, Vivifi uses an interface that transmits the signals through a Wi-Fi environment. There are numerous potential applications for this product. For example, the device may be used to wirelessly control light switches and other devices around the house, even in kitchens and bathrooms. This pioneering innovation will have extraordinary demand in worldwide medical centers where minimal physical contact could reduce viral and bacterial contamination. Additional Notes: Vivifi holds local patents for its product and is working on securing any and all pertinent international patents. Further, the company continues to raise capital from investors as it searches for the correct partnerships in order to proceed with manufacturing and distribution. Impact: Vivifi is currently in the development phase and so we give it a “Local Impact” rating.