Friday, May 25, 2007

Evolution in Color Display--Sony Style

We all know that we are limited by the size, weight and shape of digital displays.
Sony Corporation has developed a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video.
Thin-display TV
what new ideas and functionality can you begin to visualize once this goes from the lab to mainstream much as LCD displays and plasma televisions have invaded our daily lives?
It is a breakthrough because it is not only thin but can be bent by a human hand (and presumably not lose its shape). Sony spokesperson said:
"In the future, it could get wrapped around a lamppost or a person's wrist, even worn as clothing," said Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa. "Perhaps it can be put up like wallpaper."

Apparently there is a demo video but I have not been able to locate it. I will post it when I do. The news article describing this is here.

1 comment:

magerman.j said...

Organic LED has been in the works for years, but historically (and currently) it has been limited by the size at which the displays can be made (while still allowing for sufficient resolution and current flow), but it is certainly somethng that's coming. With the videos of Gates' projected "House of the Future" it will be displays like this (not projection technology) that will blend display technology seamlessly into our daily lives.