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PaperPhone prototype opens door to flexible, interactive computing

5/8/2011 07:50 PM EDT
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chanj0
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chanj0   5/10/2011 12:56:31 AM
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For a prototype the battery being on the side will be acceptable. I am looking for the Industrial Design of a product. How shall it present? Rich has bought up a very good point - how many flexes before breaking? I guess there are whole bunch of questions engineers/ designers would ask before considering using it for the next design. Among all, the cost and the power consumption are important to the adaptation of the technology.

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chanj0   5/10/2011 12:51:50 AM
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For a prototype, the battery can be on the side. I am seeing the next step. What would the ID look like with a flex screen? You bought up an excellent point - how many flexes before breaking? I guess there are whole bunch of consideration before making it to be a product. The most important question would be the cost. Nonetheless, I can see the potential of the screen.

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DrQuine   5/9/2011 10:52:21 PM
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Perhaps the large working space for circuitry will allow for some redundancy in design. If flexing of the paper phone (or a puncture) causes damage to a portion of the circuitry, then backup circuitry could be invoked in its place. The plastic case might also be designed to be rigid enough (bend with a wide enough arc) that unacceptably sharp creases in the circuit are not permitted.

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Brad Pierce   5/9/2011 6:58:23 PM
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The paper is at http://www.hml.queensu.ca/files/chi2011LaheyGestureFlexDisplay38%20FINAL%20FINAL.pdf .

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chanj0   5/9/2011 5:01:55 PM
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Impressive... how does the phone get power?

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