A team of researchers have unveiled PaperFold, a shape-shifting device that changes from a phone to a tablet and a notebook, using a set of screens and hinges. The foldable gadget is versatile to say the least, as it can be made smaller for texting, or larger for reading maps, and can even create a makeshift laptop with a keyboard. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Queen’s professor Roel Vertegaal says: “In PaperFold, each display tile can act independently or as part of a single system. It allows multiple device form factors, providing support for mobile tasks that require large screen real-estate or keyboards-on-demand, while retaining an ultra-compact, ultra-thin and lightweight form factor. PaperFold automatically recognises its shape and changes its graphics to provide different functionality upon these shape changes.”