Flexible sensor sets the stage for foldable display

Mar 23, 2017, 7:43 AM EDT
(Source: Brian Bilek/flickr)
(Source: Brian Bilek/flickr)

The ongoing work by a team of researchers at the University of Columbia, Canada promises a new line of bendable, stretchable and foldable touch screens, which could revolutionize the anatomy and functioning of our smart TVs or smartphones in future.

The scientists have developed a super-flexible, touch-sensitive layer that responds to different touch gestures like tapping and swiping, writes Science Daily. Although Samsung boasts of its flexible displays but the market is yet to see touch screens that are flexible, foldable, stretchable and transparent at the same time.

Mirza Saquib Sarwar, a Ph.D. student involved the research says the technology also holds promise in robotics, allowing development of soft, artificial skins for safer and easier human-robot interaction The Technews.