Researchers at the Queens University Human Media Lab reveal “MagicScroll,” the world’s first rollable tablet with flexible screen real estate. It sports a 7.5″ 2K resolution flexible display that can be rolled and unrolled around a central, 3D-printed cylindrical body. Two rotary wheels at either end of the cylinder enable users to easily scroll, while the entire display can be unrolled if needed. Continue reading for a video, two more pictures and additional information.
“We were inspired by the design of ancient scrolls because their form allows for a more natural, uninterrupted experience of long visual timelines. Another source of inspiration was the old rolodex filing systems that were used to store and browse contact cards. The MagicScroll’s scroll wheel allows for infinite scroll action for quick browsing through long lists. Unfolding the scroll is a tangible experience that gives a full screen view of the selected item. Picture browsing through your instagram timeline, messages or linkedin contacts this way,” said dr. Vertegaal, professor of human-computer interaction and director of the Queen’s University Human Media Lab.