Scientist develops World’s first holographic flexible phone

Scientists from the Queen’s University (Canada) have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone named HoloFlex.

The HoloFlex smartphone lets users to interact with 3D (Three dimensional) videos and images without using any headgear or glasses.

Key features of HoloFlex

  • HoloFlex features a high-definition Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) touch-screen display.
  • It renders images into 12-pixel wide circular blocks that allow the full view of the 3D object from a particular viewpoint.
  • These pixel blocks are projected through a 3D printed flexible micro lens array consists of over 16,000 fish-eye lenses.
  • These arrays result in 160×104 resolution image display allowing users to inspect a 3D object from any angle without any headgear or glasses, simply by rotating the phone.
  • The smartphone is also equipped with a bend sensor which allows the user to bend the phone. It helps in moving objects along the z-axis of the display.

What is Holography?

  • Holography is a photographic recording of a light field and not an image formed by a lens.
  • It is used to display a fully 3D image of the holographed subject, which is seen without the aid of intermediate optics or special glasses.
  • It should be noted that the hologram itself is not an image and usually is unintelligible when viewed under diffuse ambient light.

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