Gallery: Marco Sweston’s Touch Effect Concept Is Made of Synthetic Musc...


What will we all do for fun in the future when we’re bored with all the digital thrills we have sought indoors? Designer Marco Sweston has the answer: a track racer built from synthetic bone, muscle, and skin that runs in a pack on a custom-designed race course. The Touch Effect concept uses a carbon fiber frame reminiscent of a skeleton, which is surrounded by synthetic muscles that control the suspension, steering, and insulation of the vehicle. Topping it all off is an acrylic glass skin that is transparent to show off the muscles doing their thing underneath. The steering mechanism is an extension of the muscles, which functions like reins.

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  1. fluffyfreak July 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I’d really like it if you could separate these fantasy vehicles which are just a collection of buzzwords from the coverage of real vehicles which either are in production or are serious research projects.
    Those are worth hearing about, but coverage of things like this devalues the reset for me.

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