A team led by an Indian-origin researcher from Columbia University have created a flexible sheet camera.

Daniel Sims, Yonghao Yue and Shree K. Nayar of the Computer Vision Laboratory have developed a novel sheet camera that can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with conventional cameras.

The Columbia team designed and fabricated a flexible lens array that adapts its optical properties when the sheet camera is bent.

This optical adaptation enables the sheet camera to produce high quality images over a wide range of sheet deformations.

The new design could also lead to cameras the size of a credit card that a photographer could simply flex to control its field of view.

Source: Columbia Engineering on YouTube