MagicScroll, a tablet that rolls up like parchment


The flexible touch screen could easily fit in a pants pocket.

A team of scientists from the University of Queen (Canada) has created the world’s first roller-screen touchscreen tablet , which is inspired by the scrolls of ancient Egypt.

Called MagicScroll , the tablet integrates a flexible 7.5-inch 2K resolution display that can be rolled and unrolled around a cylindrical central body printed in 3D that contains the computerized internal operation of the device.

The cylindrical body can fit in the pocket of a trouser when it is rolled up and in addition, the user can use it as a smartphone , allowing to extend to the screen if you need, for example, to play a video on YouTube.

“We were inspired by the design of ancient scrolls because their shape allows a more natural and uninterrupted experience of long visual timelines,” 

Dr. Vertegaal, director of the Human Resources Laboratory, at the portal Designboom.
MagicScroll Screenshot
MagicScroll Screenshot

Its creators hope to design over time a similar device that can be rolled into a pen that users can carry in the pocket of their shirts, although the production of the current prototype for commercial sale still seems to be a very distant possibility.

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