Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed technology that brings the realistic feel of flipping through pages to reading on tablets and smartphones.

The Smart E-book System recognizes finger pressure, drag time, and gestures beyond the typical e-reader, allowing users to do things like mark a page with their thumb or breeze through pages like an animated flip book.

The algorithm-based conversion technology detects touch on the circumference of smartphones and tablets, connecting them with events occurring within the screen.

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, said Prof. Howon Lee.