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Edge nets are a brilliant idea, but they will extend the
of the table several inches at all times. One may as well
have a larger table with a rim, and they do tend to get in
I give you... the spring loaded edge net.
The table with a spring loaded edge net has pressure
on top and a computer running the Advanced
Sliding, Tipping And Falling algorithm. When an item is
about to fall from the table's surface actuators release
spring loaded net on that side of the table. The springs
stiff enough to send the net out quickly but not stiff
enough to knock someone over.
Now the net can be stowed at all times when not in use.
the inspiration for and static version of this idea [Voice, Sep 16 2010]
||The sudden snapping out of the nets could cause
someone (like me) to spill something else....but,