Human Multimedia Lab: Paper Computing Devices
Designed by the researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Multimedia Lab, the “paperphone” and “snaplet” are two fully functional paper computing devices controlled by the bending of their screens. Featuring a 3.7-inch flexible electrophoretic display with 2-inch long bidirectional bend sensors, the “paperphone” is capable of use as a phone, music player, book reader and navigator. Its sister device, the “snaplet,” is worn on one’s wrist and can be transitioned from use as a thin-film, touch-screen computer to an actual phone by removing the wristband and bending the screen. The two devices will be presented soon at the annual CHI Conference in Vancouver, Canada.