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Firefly, Michelle Park, Paramanand Deginal, Naser Madi, Elena Blaginykh Apr 2018

Firefly, Michelle Park, Paramanand Deginal, Naser Madi, Elena Blaginykh

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Purse designs changed over the years but we have yet to see a big leap in the purse world. Firefly is a smart purse that incorporates technology to enhance communication in everyday life. Crafted out of fiber-optic material and a 3D-printed Firefly decal, this purse incorporates a removable small computer that easily links up to the owner’s cellular device. Upon receiving a notification, the purse fabric lights up in various beautiful patterns, just as fireflies do when they communicate. Offering a rich range of notification patterns that capture users attention, and creating a new form of wearable technology experience ...