NOKIA MORPH TECHNOLOGY
The “Nokia Morph” is a theoretical future device based on nanotechnology that might enable future communication devices. It is intended to demonstrate the flexibility of future mobile devices.in regard to their shape and form allowing the users to transform them according to their preference. It demonstrated the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering i.e. flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces. It also features nanosensors that can interact with the environment to provide key information for anything from temperature changes to pollution.
Nanotechnology enables materials and components that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong. Fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures. The nanoscale mesh of fibers controls the stretching when the device is folded. The surface of morph is super hydrophobhic which makes it extremely dirt repellent. Nanoscale grass harvests solar energy which could be used for recharging batteries.
The device, which is non-functional, is intended to provide a conceptual showcase for future applications of nanotechnology in the realm of consumer electronics. The phone's theoretical feature list would include the ability to bend into numerous shapes, so it can be worn around the wrist or held up to the face; transparent electronics, which would allow the device to be see-through yet functional; self-cleaning surfaces that can absorb solar energy to recharge the phone's battery; and a wide range of fully integrated sensors.
The concept of NOKIA MORPH has been introduced to the global world at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of the “Design and the Elastic Mind” exhibition. The concept emerged through the collaboration between Nokia Research Center and Cambridge University Nanoscience Centre in the UK. Since the KIAST,...