Flexible PaperPhone Demonstrates Bendable Display


Flexible PaperPhone Demonstrates Bendable Display

Bendable displays are not just seen in science fiction movies, with more companies demonstrating such flexible screens in recent times. Researchers from Queen's University in Ontario have hopped onto the bandwagon with a device known as PaperPhone. What makes this unique is the bendable screen, which uses a ductile e-ink display and elastic electronic underpinnings to create a workable screen that lets one bend to interact with the main menu. Here's a video demonstration, explaining the main features of the PaperPhone:

Engadget - We love our smartphones (in part) because they're flexible, in the sense that they are mighty multitasking machines. Researchers from Queen's University in Ontario Canada, however, want flexible phones in a literal sense -- less five-tool player, and more master contortionist. Using a ductile e-ink display and elastic electronic underpinnings, they created a device called the PaperPhone that literally bends to its user's will. Curling the corners of the device isn't just for show, either, as folding the phone is how users navigate menus and make calls.

Sure, the technology is impressive, but the practicality of bending a screen to make a call or navigate through your menus is somewhat questionable. What we are actually looking out for, is the paper thin screen which could mean much thinner phones in the near future.

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