Firm touts bendy, wearable OLED screen
Like having a TV on your wrist
A US firm has developed a OLED display that’s flexible enough to be worn like a watch, yet large enough to display good quality images on.
UDC's OLED is very flexible
The Universal Display Corporation (UDC) worked with the US Department of Defence to develop what’s been dubbed a “wrist-worn flexible OLED communications device” prototype.
Based on a 4in flexible OLED display, the device was initially developed for military use. It’s not yet known what communications features the device has, if any, but UDC claimed the screen provides a crisp and beautiful picture with a wide viewing angle.
Although UDC hasn’t said much about how the device was constructed, it has stated that the screen’s fabricated onto a metal foil – which presumably helps with flexibility and strength.
UDC hopes to develop the device for the consumer market, but for the time being the prototype is on display at CES in Las Vegas. ®
I'm thinking 10-20 years from now, when wallpaper can be made of the stuff and I can redecorate a room in seconds!
How flexible? The prototype doesn't seem to flex much, but long until predator-style active camouflage is a reality?
And yes, it is a prototype, so stop bitching about the attached PCB!
Beyond our noses
For once it makes a lot of sense to see the potential of this kind of thing a decade or two ahead. It's yummy, desirable and addictive, although it's not yet available - the fucking thing will almost sell itself... Like the touch-screen hunger met by Apple after a lot of previous experiments by other makers. The first company out with a stunningly designed and easy-to-use product will rake it in. Like, say, Apple... The future is with us to stay, so to say - as long as our masters and betters don't incinerate us all.
(Paris because she nose everything that matters)
Far too many posters here are non technical.
The picture is of a bog standard development board set up.
These are products sold to us technical Bods to enable us to make the pretty gadgets you know and love.
Once its finalised it's wrapped up in a nice case.
Whether or not that'll be a bendy box is up to the maker.
Obviously not only the display needs to be bendy, but the PCB needs to be too of course.