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Well, guys, you like curves?
Well the new creation from the Human Media Lab at Queen's University certainly has them. 

The first holographic smartphone with ample flexibility will hit store shelves at some point in the future but first the makers have this video to show to keep your appetite whetted.

The Holoflex as the phone is called has a touchscreen that allows users to see and manipulate holographic images by simply bending the phone.




 The Queen’s University in a press release said  "Images are rendered into 12-pixel wide circular blocks rendering the full view of the 3D object from a particular viewpoint. 

"These pixel blocks project through a 3D printed flexible microlens array consisting of over 16,000 fisheye lenses. The resulting 160 x 104 resolution image allows users to inspect a 3D object from any angle simply by rotating the phone."The resolution is the spot of trouble though, with the i-Phone 6 spotting an impressive 750 x 1334 is vastly superior to the Holoflex which comes in at a much less impressive 160 x 104.

The Holoflex gains major brownie points especially with its input method.

There was an Angry Birds demo used to test out the phone. In the video, the user was bending the phone to increase tension in the slingshot in-game and that's pretty darn cool.

Also according to the creators, the touchscreen can be used to maninpulate objects in the x and y axes, while squeezing the display to move objects along the z-axis. Due to the wide view angle, multiple users can examine a 3D model simultaneously from different points of view.

"By employing a depth camera, users can also perform holographic video conferences with one another", says Dr. Vertegaal from the Queen researchers. 

"When bending the display users literally pop out of the screen and can even look around each other, with their faces rendered correctly from any angle to any onlooker".

The HoloFlex is still a ways from full completion but will be unveiled by the Queen’s researchers in San Jose, California at the top conference in Human-Computer Interaction, ACM CHI 2016, on May 9.

We're certainly looking forward to it.



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