A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have created a new system for ebook page-turning that could someday find its way to Apple’s iOS devices. As demonstrated on an iPad, the technology would allow users to quickly rifle through multiple pages by starting their gesture on the bezel molding instead of the screen itself, turn multiple pages using multiple fingers, and bookmark a page with one finger while flipping through the pages with another finger.
The video also demonstrates the ability to move through multiple pages at once based on the speed or length of the gesture. According to KAIST—which has filed 11 patents for it in Korea and abroad—the prototype was built using a private Apple API, making it unfit for the App Store in its current form.
A video of the technology in action can be viewed in embedded form below. [via The Verge]