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A Roll-up Tablet With Flexible Screen Real Estate

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A Queen’s University research team has taken a page from history, rolled it up and created the MagicScroll – a roll-able touch-screen tablet designed to capture the seamless flexible screen real estate of ancient scrolls in a modern-day device.

source/image(PrtSc): Human Media Lab

Led by bendable-screen pioneer Dr. Roel Vertegaal, this new technology is set to push the boundaries of flexible device technology into brand new territory.The device is comprised of a high-resolution, 7.5” 2K resolution flexible display that can be rolled or unrolled around a central, 3D-printed cylindrical body containing the device’s computerized inner-workings.via: Human Media Lab

Two rotary wheels at either end of the cylinder allow the user to scroll through information on the touch screen. When a user narrows in on an interesting piece of content that they would like to examine more deeply, the display can be unrolled and function as a tablet display.

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Its light weight and cylindrical body makes it much easier to hold with one hand than an iPad. When rolled up, it fits your pocket and can be used as a phone, dictation device or pointing device.via: Human Media Lab

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