It is featured in The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition. The Morph concept, being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom) is a concept device that promises to be a bridge between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users.
Imagine a self cleaning communication device that will analyse air pollution for you and will fit into your shirt pocket without feeling bulky.
With nanotechnology, anything and everything seems possible. Nanotechnology can benefit the following areas of mobility development for the future:
Flexible & Changing Design
Nanotechnology enables materials to be flexible, stretchable, transparent and strong. “Fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures. Using the same principle behind spider silk, this elasticity enables the device to literally change shapes and configure itself to adapt to the task at hand.
A folded design would fit easily in a pocket and could lend itself ergonomically to being used as a Traditional handset. Further, utilization of biodegradable materials might make production and recycling of devices easier and ecologically friendly.”
Nanotechnology also can be leveraged to create self-cleaning surfaces on mobile devices, ultimately reducing corrosion, wear and improving longevity.
Advanced Power Sources
Nanotechnology holds out the possibility that the surface of a device will become a natural source of energy. Built-in solar absorption might charge a device, whilst batteries become smaller, longer lasting and faster to charge.
Sensing the Environment
Nanosensors would empower users to examine the environment around them in completely new ways.
The device is ample proof of how nanoscale technologies can create a world of radically different devices that are bound to create some unbelievable opportunities for mobile devices.