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.
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.