Smart E-Book Interface Prototype Demoed On iPad [video]

The KAIST Institute of Information Technology Convergence has posted a video demonstrating their Smart E-Book Interface Prototype on an iPad. The prototype is implemented on an Apple iPad but reportedly uses private Apple APIs, prevents the app from being approved for the App Store, but the video shows a number of novel ways to navigate eBooks besides the simple “page flip” motion found on Apple’s iBooks app.

The new gestures shown include:

  • Page Flipping, by spreading pages and then flipping through
  • Page Flipping with finger bookmarking
  • Multiple page turning using multiple fingers
  • Faster swipes turning multiple page
  • Longer presses, then swiping can turn multiple pages
  • Writing the page number