found an interesting use for flexible LCD technology: user input. At SID 2010
, the Japanese display manufacturer showed off an 8.4-inch wide, 0.1mm thick SVGA panel that could be grabbed and physically bent
to zoom in or out using Google Earth. While it's a far cry from 6DOF
and perhaps not as entertaining as controlling the time-space continuum with forefinger and thumb
, the bend sensor seems like an obvious addition to the gamut of crisp
, data storing
, energy generating
flexible tech already in development. It's also worth noting that Toshiba isn't the only one working on the idea; IBM filed a patent application for "flexible displays as an input device" back in 2006. Video after the break.