HoloFlex: a flexible smartphone with a lightfield display

One of the papers from the Human Media Lab accepted to the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2016) in Japan, describes HoloFlex, a light-field-enables flexible smartphone. HoloFlex sends different light rays to multiple angles, allowing the device to display stereoscopic and motion-parallax-enabled 3D imagery. Additionally, bend sensors offer new ways to interact with 3D content: instead of mapping X and Y drag gestures to the Z axis, bend provides a natural way to move objects perpendicularly to the screen surface.

HoloFlex was also presented as a demo at the ACM CHI Conference earlier this year. The official press release about the demo can be found here.

Related publications:

Daniel Gotsch, Xujing Zhang, Juan Pablo Carrascal, and Roel Vertegaal. 2016. HoloFlex: A Flexible Light-Field Smartphone with a Microlens Array and a P-OLED Touchscreen. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 69-79. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2984511.2984524

Daniel Gotsch, Xujing Zhang, Jesse Burstyn, and Roel Vertegaal. 2016. HoloFlex: A Flexible Holographic Smartphone with Bend Input. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3675-3678. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2890258

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