Organic Flexible OLED Gets Wrist-Wrapped

By: | July 1st, 2014

Plastic Logic shows off its flexible OLED prototype. Photo © Plastic Logic

We’ve known for a while that scientists are working on flexible displays that use organic LEDs (OLED), but they never got close to developing the real product. Now the wait is over as Plastic Logic, a UK-based company and leader in the field of plastic electronics, has displayed a prototype of a wrist-wearable display at the Society for Information Display (SID) Week show in San Diego.

About the product:

The display could be wrapped around the wrist and its latest flexible OLED is the world’s first to be made using fully organic transistors. To make it truly flexible and wearable, Plastic Logic has developed a flexible OLED panel, a flexible printed circuit and a flexible lithium-ion battery. Here are some of its compelling features:

  • The diagonal display of 4″ has a resolution of 360 × 128.
  • The display features 256 gray levels and full 30fps image rendering.
  • The display area has an aspect ratio of 3:1 that makes it ideal for new generation of wearable devices.
  • They are lighter, thinner and are shatterproof, as they do not contain any glass.
  • The product is very flexible and can be shaped to fit where needed.
  • The transistor is manufactured on the sheet of plastic and the single sheet contains millions of transistors.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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