The Morph concept
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 regards to their shape and form allowing the users to transform them according to their preference. It demonstrates 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 hydrophobic which makes it extremely dirt repellent. Nanoscale grass harvests solar energy which could be used for recharging batteries. Since the KAIST, developed a transparent resistive random access memory (TRRAM), the idea of morph technology seems to be growing. By integrating TRRAM device with other transparent electronic components, we can create a total see-through embedded electronic system which became the major platform for Nokia morph technology.
FIG 1.1:-MORPH IN OPEN MODE
FIG 1.2:-MORPH IN FOLDED MODE FIG 1.3:-MORPH IN WRIST MODE 1.2
The concept of NOKIA MORPH has been introduced to the global world at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City from February 24 to May 12 of 2008 as part of the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition. The concept emerged through collaboration between Nokia Research Center and Cambridge University Nanoscience Center in the UK. Since the KAIST, developed a transparent resistive random access memory (TRRAM), the idea of morph technology seems to be growing and Nokia Research Center collaborated with Cambridge University Nanoscience Center and initiated to develop this fairytale concept a reality and researches are still undergoing. Nokia also added a concept video regarding morph on YouTube which received 2.3 million viewers on its initial week. This technology enabled phones are expected to reach the global markets around 2020.
The mobile device works at the center of our everyday life, interconnecting local intelligence-temperature changes, air pollution, our heart rate-with needed information and services. Mobile devices together with the intelligence that will be embedded in human environments – home, office, public places – will create a new platform that enables ubiquitous sensing, computing, and communication. Core requirements for this kind of ubiquitous ambient intelligence are that the devices are autonomous and robust. They can be deployed easily, and they survive without explicit management or care. As shown in FIG 4, mobile devices will be the gateways to personally access ambient intelligence and needed information.
FIG 1.4:- Mobile devices become gateways to ambient intelligence and needed information.
Mobility also implies limited size and restrictions on the power consumption. Intelligence, sensing, context awareness, and increased data rates require more memory and computing power, which together with the size limitations leads to severe challenges in thermal management. Nanotechnology could provide solutions for sensing, actuation, radio, embedding intelligence into the environment, power efficient computing, memory, energy sources, human–machine interaction, materials, mechanics, manufacturing, and environmental issues. Think morph is a snapshot of a...