A-Book or E-Book: Which would you prefer?
Dr. Radu Sporea, senior lecturer at the Advanced Institute of Technology (ATI), commented: “The way we consume literature has changed over time with so much more to choose from than just paper books. lots of electronic solutions, including e-readers and smart ones, but none of the combined solutions are sustainable on a commercial scale.”
“Supplemental books, or books, could be the future of many genres of books, from travel and tourism to education. This technology exists to assist readers in deepening their understanding of the subject being written about and getting more out of it through digital media without ruining the experience of reading a paper book. ”
Power efficiency and preprinted conductive paper are some of the new features that allow Surrey’s enhanced books to now be produced on a semi-industrial scale. Without wires for readers, Surrey’s augmented reality books allow users to trigger digital content with a simple gesture (such as swiping a finger or turning a page), which is then displayed. displayed on a nearby device.
George Bairaktaris, a Postgraduate researcher at the University of Surrey and a member of the Next Generation Paper project team, said: “The original research was conducted to enrich the travel experience by creating enhanced travel guides.This upgraded 3G model allows for enhanced usability of books for different areas such as education.Also, the new model is less disruptive to the reader by self-learning. Dynamically recognizes the open page and activates the multimedia content.”
“What started as an augmented book project, has evolved further into extensible user interfaces. The techniques and knowledge from the project have led us to explore useful materials. mechanics and printing to fabricate scalable sensors for off-book interfaces”.