Mobility

Gallery: Smart PaperPhone bends the rules

Think your cell phone is too heavy? Just wait until you can get your hands on a PaperPhone. Researchers at the Queen's University Human Media Lab in Ontario, Canada worked with the E Ink Corporation to develop a prototype (E Ink  helped develop the technology behind Amazon to develop Kindle.).

Probably the most interesting aspect of this phone is that you bend it to execute commands called bend gestures. 

For more on the PaperPhone read Chris Jablonski's ZDNet blog  and  David Meyer's blog from ZDNet UK. Queen's University Human Media Lab is also working on a snaplet watch shown later in the gallery.

Here's the research behind PaperPhone and a video showing how it works.