'Smart eBook System' CreatedCategory: Gadgets, Science & Technology
Posted: January 11, 2012 05:47PM
While some people claim the eBook and eReaders are killing print others are working to make reading an eBook more like reading a real book. From the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) comes "Smart eBook System" an enhanced ereading application for tables and phones. The purpose of this system is to replicate many things one can do with real paper on an LCD screen. With this software one can hold a page with a finger or flip past multiple pages at a time, similar to how we can with real paper. Key to this system is algorithms which predict where one’s fingers are on the non-touch sensitive bezel. Swiping from the edge of the screen in is different than swiping from the bezel into the screen. Really, the best way to understand what this software can do, is to watch it in action.