Scientists, sensibly called researchers in Canada have developed the world’s first flexible Smartphone with bend sensors.
The Scientists from Queen’s University Human Media Lab have developed ReFlex with bend input allowed and tactile feedback.
ReFlex offers Revolutionary Flexible Smartphone allows bend inputs
ReFlex is a full colored and high display resolution Smartphone with multi-touch facility and it also combines bend input which allows users to experience physical tactile feedback while interacting with the apps in the phone through bend gestures.
The phone comes with a High definition LG display flexible Oled touch screen and is powered by Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with boards mounted at the sides of the display.
As published on EurekAlert.com, the report said that the bend sensors are placed on the back of the display to sense the force with which the user is bending the screen. In this Smartphone the amount of bend is read by the sensors and is mode available to apps for using it.
On the research and announcement of such wonderful invention, Roel Vertengaal, director of Human Media Lab at Queen’s University said “This represents a completely new way of physical interaction with flexible smartphones and this allows for the most accurate physical stimulation of interacting with virtual data possible on Smartphone today”.
The researchers have unveiled the ReFlex prototype at the tenth anniversary Conference on tangible embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI)-world’s premier conference on tangible human –computer interaction in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on February 17th 2016.
The Smartphone also featured with voice coil that allows the phone to stimulate forces and friction through highly detailed vibrations of the display.