Room-temperature liquid metal GaIn25 (Eutectic Gallium- Indium alloy, 75% gallium and 25% indium) has distinctive properties of reversible deformation and controllable locomotion under an external electric field stimulus. Liquid metal’s newly discovered properties imply great possibilities in developing new technique for interface design. In this paper, we present LIME, LIquid MEtal interfaces for non-rigid interaction. We first discuss the interaction potential of LIME interfaces. Then we introduce the development of LIME cells and the design of some LIME widgets.

Credits: Lu et al. 2016


Qiuyu Lu, Chengpeng Mao, Liyuan Wang, and Haipeng Mi. 2016. LIME: LIquid MEtal Interfaces for Non-Rigid Interaction. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 449-452. DOI:

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