Oppo has released images of a smartphone screen design it called a “Waterfall.” Although the manufacturer has already launched other curved screen phones, it takes the concept of “borderless” to the extreme, with a screen that curves to cover the sides of the handset.
Choosing to extend the screen laterally gives the Oppo device a different look than it does on the market and produces a handset that seems to have no edge. The steep 88 ° curve makes the device more aesthetically appealing, but it can also impact durability.
Another open question is how the curved area of the display would behave in everyday life: when handling the phone, the user would inevitably touch the area, which presents the need for some accidental ring reject technology.
The prototype that carries the novelty exhibits 88 degree curvature, which delivers a really beautiful look, but at the same time almost impractical in the real world. Imagine the problem of dealing with touching the screen, holding the model in hand, holding it just like anyone. Oppo can solve this problem by removing sensitivity to the side touches, which would be a great idea.
Another problem is that with the sides occupied by the screen, there is no room for volume and power buttons. LG has worked with a similar look (free-sided) on the G3 and G4 smartphones, which used the volume and power buttons on the back. It can be an interesting solution.
There is not yet a smartphone that has won this type of screen, but Oppo guarantees that the company “will soon deliver an immersive visual experience and innovative aesthetics for users.” Let’s wait.
For now, all the company is saying in its press release is: “With the innovative design of the ‘waterfall’ display, OPPO will soon deliver an immersive visual experience and innovative aesthetics to users.”
// 3D printing allows detailed surgical study before procedure
You can’t say that every day a home will have a 3D printer, but it seems that, at least in clinics and hospitals, such equipment will be essential. That’s because 3D printing is enabling medicine to offer increasingly individualized treatments. The results already obtained are so positive that it is no exaggeration to say that three-dimensional prints can save lives. As? This is what you will discover in the next lines.
How does the 3D printer revolutionize medicine?
One of the great advantages of the 3D printer for medicine is that it can materialize digital information as closely as possible. Structures can be customized with textures, gradations, miscellaneous colors and transparencies so that the object can best reproduce the feel, look and function of our body structures.
Another advantage of this instrument is its ease and low cost. The printer can be used, for example, to help with anatomy, cytology, and other college subjects by reproducing parts of an organism, such as the heart. You can still send scanned information to anywhere in the world.
Let’s see below how this technology can be used practically in medicine.
The main advantages listed are the greater accuracy and speed during the procedure – but the price and time required for planning. “Customization and reduced surgery time are associated with lower risk of infections and lower hospital costs, which is welcome for both patient and health insurer,” said Felipe Marques, CEO of BioArchitects, a Brazilian company. 3D printing.
Before, during and after
Understand how 3D printing can contribute to successful operations.
They are templates that accurately portray the characteristics of the patient. They allow the doctor to devise the best surgical tactic.
Devices made on demand according to the patient’s anatomy that help guide or perform part of the procedure.
Unique pieces designed to completely or partially replenish areas of the body – they do not need adaptations, as can happen today.
Tests and diagnostics
Imaging tests are indispensable for doctors to prepare surgeries. However, there are cases where not even the most advanced exams provide the amount of information required for the procedure. Under these circumstances, the surgeon initiates the procedure, makes a “naked eye” assessment of the problem and then defines the next steps.
The problem with this approach is that surgery time becomes longer or, due to the lack of time for a more detailed analysis, a less appropriate approach may be adopted. Consequently, there are more risks of complications.
How can 3D printing help in these cases? By creating life-size replicas of organs or structures that allow the physician to study all anatomical features. Looking at the model from various angles, it is possible to identify exactly how the lesion or birth defect should be treated.