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Kaist's Smart E-Book System More Convenient Than Paper-Based Books

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Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed the Smart E-book System, technology designed to make reading easier on smartphones and tablet computers.

The KAIST system enables smartphone and tablet users to flip through the pages of an e-book or cross-reference its contents by recognizing finger touches made beyond the screen. The technology enables users to flip the pages of an e-book from the startup screen without entering any function key or touching the screen itself.

In addition, the system uses three-dimensional rendering to skim through pages of an e-book, and is equipped with a bookmark function. "I hope that our technology will accelerate the wider use of e-books and contribute to Korea's endeavors to lead the development of software application technology for mobile devices," says KAIST professor Howon Lee.

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