A-Book or E-Book: Which Would You Prefer?


Dr. Radu Sporea, Senior lecturer on the Superior Expertise Institute (ATI), feedback: “The way we consume literature has changed over time with so many more options than just paper books. Multiple electronic solutions currently exist, including e-readers and smart devices, but no hybrid solution which is sustainable on a commercial scale.”

Augmented books, or a-books, can be the future of many book genres, from travel and tourism to education. This technology exists to assist the reader in a deeper understanding of the written topic and get more through digital means without ruining the experience of reading a paper book.”


Energy effectivity and pre-printed conductive paper are among the new options which permit Surrey’s augmented books to now be manufactured on a semi-industrial scale. With no wiring seen to the reader, Surrey’s augmented actuality books permit customers to set off digital content material with a easy gesture (similar to a swipe of a finger or a flip of a web page), which is able to then be displayed on a close-by gadget.

George Bairaktaris, a Postgraduate researcher on the College of Surrey and a part of the Subsequent Technology Paper challenge staff, stated: “The original research was carried out to enrich travel experiences by creating augmented travel guides. This upgraded 3G model allows for the possibility of using augmented books for different areas such as education. In addition, the new model disturbs the reader less by automatically recognizing the open page and triggering the multimedia content.”

“What started as an augmented book project, evolved further into scalable user interfaces. The techniques and knowledge from the project led us into exploring organic materials and printing techniques to fabricate scalable sensors for interfaces beyond the a-book”.

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