Plastic Logic, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), has announced a new flexible 5.4in color display that is set to revolutionize smart wearable devices.
Smart wearables, such as jewelry, have become increasingly popular among consumers over the last decade. The problem is most wearable displays are black and white - Plastic Logic is changing all that with its new full-color display technology. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Wearable Sensors 2021-2031.
"Wearable device designers can now source innovative flexible color display technology to incorporate into applications including smart jewelry, smart clothing, and even smart health-tracking devices," said Tim Burne, CEO, Plastic Logic. "Color really enhances the functionality and look-and-feel of any smart wearable - in fact, it makes smart wearables even smarter."
As well as flexibility, which is key to wearables' design, Plastic Logic's displays are extremely robust as well as ultrathin, lightweight and flexible, making them ideally suited for integration into wearables that need to withstand the wear-and-tear of daily usage, Plastic Logic said in a press release.
"When it comes to wearable products, we've proved that you don't have to trade visual appeal for functionality," added Tim Burne. "We have already worked with several smart jewelry manufacturers, developing wearable display solutions for their innovative products. There are many more wearable applications that this technology is perfect for."
Plastic Logic's displays are available as engineering samples as well as in volume and can be ordered on request.
Plastic Logic designed the world's first truly flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs)—Lectum. Originally made in Dresden, Germany, production is today carried out in industry-leading manufacturing facilities globally. Founded in 2000, the company is supported by major investors including the Rusnano Corporation, the EINK Corporation, and DKE Displays, underlining its market and technology leadership position.