Glass Enables Flexible Displays

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Flexible displays
Barbara Jorgensen   6/8/2012 8:12:32 AM
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Camo is a great application, for people as well as Humvees, drones, planes and tanks. Book covers--if books still exist in the future, can full cover displays that change and provide information about the book...the advertising possibilites are endless, although that's the last thing I need--any more ads competing for my attention. But someone has to fund the development of these things...

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Re: Flexible LCDs will find many applications
Douglas Alexander   6/8/2012 12:09:14 AM
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Camoflage comes to mind. A rear facing camera taking a real-time video of what is behind the moving person or object with the image forwarded to the front facing flexible display. Anyone seeing the display would see what is behind the camoflaged person without seeing the person behind the display.

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Re: Flexible LCDs
Cryptoman   6/7/2012 6:00:47 PM
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Shatter proofness is certainly a huge advantage Barbara. I also think that the flexible LCDs will be more resilient to scratches which will ensure crisp looking images for a long time. In ordinary glass screens, scratches do effect the user experience I think.

All in all, flexible LCDs get a "thumbs up" from me!

Barbara Jorgensen
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Flexible LCDs
Barbara Jorgensen   6/6/2012 3:34:29 PM
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All the possible applications are cool, but I also think flexible screen are less likely to shatter!

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Re: Flexible LCDs will find many applications
elctrnx_lyf   6/6/2012 12:02:06 PM
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I think these inventions again n again prove the end less opportunities in the future of technology. These displays could one day serve the purpose mood varied window curtains or could floor the room with indefinite number of designs.

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Flexible LCDs will find many applications
Cryptoman   6/5/2012 4:26:56 PM
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I think if the price is right the flexible LCD technology will find a huge market besides smartphones.

One area I can think of is advertisements we see on buildings and similar places. The trend in architecture these days is building curved structures. Therefore, the flexible LCD technology will allow making use of curved surfaces to be used for animated advertisements.

Another application is of course wearable computing. With the new LCD technology, it will be possible to have a touchscreen user interface that comfortably wraps around the sleeve of a shirt. It is not hard to imagine a screensaver on such LCDs that have the same pattern as the shirt itself so that when the LCD is on standby, it becomes indiscernible on your outfit. In the near future you will be able to wear high tech and yet manage to look stylish, thanks to this new flexible LCD technology!

 



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