The Paper Phone

 

 

Business mobiles phones have only been around a generation or two, its a technology that's learning and changing at a ferocious rate.  It hasn't been around as long as paper which has been around for the last 1900 years or so about thanks to the Chinese.  And in its time it’s been used for drawings, the creation of laws and constitutions, architectural, steam trains, car and rocket designs, maps and books of such greatness that they serve man for all time. So it can come as no surprise, that once again paper is hitting the headlines one more time...The Paper Phone…

 "A pocket-sized mobile phone made entirely from paper." 

 

There have been over the years some outstanding designs and thoughts as to how to reduce our consumption of resources and materials, but scientists in Canada may just have come up with something outstanding with this idea - a pocket-sized mobile phone made entirely from paper.

Yes, you can receive and make calls just as in the normal way, taking pictures, not sure about that. And for the tekkie types, the phone uses a Gumstix processor powering a 3.7-inch flexible Bloodhound electrophoretic display using a layer of five bi-directional flex point bend sensors, so that you can bend and twist the phone to work the phone. The creators say its about 10 years away from mass production, but that it's just like using interactive paper, pocket-sized, light, incredibly strong paper.  I guess if your stopped working as a mobile phone, you could always write on it.

If you fancy seeing it live, then it’s on show for the first time ever, at the Computer-Human Interaction event being held in Vancouver Canada...