This article was published on March 23, 2011

Japanese invention recreates the page flipping sensation for eBooks


Japanese invention recreates the page flipping sensation for eBooks
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Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

Miss flipping through the pages of an actual book? There’s a Japanese invention for that. Osaka University demonstrated Paranga, a device that recreates the sensation of turning pages when using an eBook reader.

The system uses a built-in sensor to detect how much the book is bent and then recreates the page flipping sensation by rotating a roller which has multiple strips of paper attached. The speed of the rotation is directly affected by how much the book is bent.

See for yourself.