The demand for smartwatches and fitness bracelets is increasing in India and other parts of the world. One reason for the request, other than fitness tracking, could be to have access to important alerts and notifications on your wrist. However, there may be times when these clothes are bulky or heavy when attached to the wrist. Samsung wants to change that. The company announced its revolutionary flexible display technology called Stretch Electronic Skin. Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) have developed an expandable OLED display that can be attached to the wrist. It is able to display fitness tracking information to users. Let’s take a look at more details on Samsung’s Stretch OLED Skin Patch.
Samsung teases the future of wearable fitness tracking devices
Samsung has ad a stretchy OLED skin patch that works as a fitness tracker. The patch, according to the company, looks like part of the skin. Samsung’s SAIT R&D team was able to integrate an expandable organic LED (OLED) display and photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor into a single device. It can measure and display the user’s heart rate in real time, creating the form factor “stretchy electronic skin”.
The company says its new OLED Skin display can stretch up to 30%. He changed the composition and structure of the elastomer, a polymeric compound with high elasticity and resilience, and used existing semiconductor manufacturing processes to apply it to the substrates of stretchable OLED displays. and optical blood flow sensors.
The SAIT team tied it to the inside of the wrist near the radial artery to test its durability. It confirmed that the movement of the wrist did not cause any deterioration. The company further claims that this advanced technology can work even after 1,000 stretches.
Samsung plans to bring this technology to market in the future. “Our research is still in its early stages, but our goal is to realize and commercialize expandable devices by increasing system resolution, scalability, and measurement accuracy to a level that makes mass production possible,” researcher principal Jong Won Chung, co-first author of the paper, said.
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