Researchers have created a bendable, transparent polymer that acts as an image sensor (Photo: Optics Express)
A comparison between the image being focused on the sensor surface and (inset) the reconstructed image (Photo: Oliver Bimber, Johannes Kepler University Linz)
A research team from the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria has developed an image capturing device using a single sheet of polymer that is flat, flexible and transparent. The researchers say the new image sensor could eventually find its way into devices like digital cameras and medical scanners, and that it may help to usher in a new generation of gesture-controlled smartphones, tablets and TVs.
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