A Queen’s University research team has taken a page from the history, rolled it up and created a rollable touchscreen tablet- The MagicScroll. It is used to capture the the ancient scrolls into a modern device.
- The device comprises high resolution 7.5 inch 2K flexible display that can be rolled or unrolled around a central, 3D printed cylindrical body containing the device’s computerised inner-working
- Two rotary wheels at either end of the cylinder allow the user to scroll through the information on the touchscreen.
- When a user narrows in on an interesting piece of content that they would like to examine more deeply, the display can be rolled and used as a tablet display. It is lightweight and cylindrical body makes it easier to hold it with one hand like an iPad. When rolled up, it fits in your pocket and can be used as a phone, dictation device or pointing device