The butterfly's wings flap and change colors, but they're actually non-mechanical -- they curl up and down when they're given a little heat. Right now, a small current heats up the demo unit, but soon it could be the heat from your rage.
The device will eventually measure its wearer's heart rate and blood pressure, among other biometric readings.
What's it for? Therien didn't really know, and it's likely that the engineer who gave him the assignment isn't totally sure either.
...and how this butterfly helps Microsoft products? Who knows? But in any case, who cares? It's just cool.
Charles, don't suppose you can get more info on these new computer
species form factors that MSR is breeding?