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The Queen's University researchers have also developed a prototype of what they call a Snaplet flexible wristband computer.
Also to be shown off at CHI 2011, the Snaplet's sensors tell the device in what shape it is being used. When curved across a wrist into a convex shape, the Snaplet (PDF) would function as a watch and media player, but when flat it would offer PDA and notepad functionality.
As with the PaperPhone, the Snaplet would be usable as a phone — when held in a concave shape.
Photo credit: Queen's University Human Media Lab
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