Nice bit of tech! Shape-changing smartphone curls to notify of incoming calls. #MorePhone
Dubbed MorePhone, the device is made of a thin, fleixble electrophoretic display manufactured by UK firm Plastic Logic. Sandwiched beneath the display are a number of shape memory alloy wires that contract when the phone notifies the user. This allows the phone to either curl either its entire body, or up to three individual corners. Each corner can be tailored to convey a particular message. For example, users can set the top right corner of the MorePhone to bend when receiving a text message, and the bottom right corner when receiving an email. Corners can also repeatedly bend up and down to convey messages of greater urgency. "This is another step in the direction of radically new interaction techniques afforded by smartphones based on thin film, flexible display technologies" said Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab at Queen's University.