Flexible OLED and camera array combined to create a flexible panoramic camera

Researchers at the Human Media Lab at Canada's Queen's University developed a new panoramic compound camera that uses a flexible OLED viewfinder with an array of lenses at the back. The camera array optical characteristics are changed when the camera is flexed. Special software stitches the final image from all the lenses dynamically. Pretty cool:

The researchers say that the prototype "envisions the use of photographs as cameras in one aggregate flexible, thin-film device". The video seems to have been filmed back in 2012 but they released it just a few days ago.

I do not know who fabricated the actual OLED panel. Both Samsung and LG have plans to start producing flexible OLED soon (hopefully in 2013), and several other companies and institutes are developing such panels too, but there isn't any commercial flexible OLED on the market yet.

Posted: Aug 18,2013 by Ron Mertens