Whether we welcome it or it pushes itself into our lives, connected technology is here to stay. Smartphones, tablets wearables may seem a bit confusing and inconsistent across platforms, we are breaking the barriers and every manufacturer out there is contributing to a better smart life.
ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) has just unveiled a few technologies that will offer one of the most immersive and connected experiences we have seen. They have developed vibrant AMOLED touchscreen displays, offering solutions for multiple types of devices and form-factors.
Let’s go over them and show you what ITRI is bringing to the table.
Foldable smartphone display
ITRI is breaking boundaries with this 6-inch foldable smartphone display. The AMOLED display can literally fold into a smartphone, while becoming a tablet when unfolded. Durability is measured at 10,000 folds, also making it a very reliable screen.
This display technology is said to come to next-generation smartphone displays, making this presentation more of a concept. It’s just as impressive, though.
Wearable, resistant AMOLED display
This flexible AMOLED with integrated capacitive touch controls is made for the tough guys out there. The screen is “conformal and unbreakable”, making it the perfect solution for law enforcement and military applications.
Tri-fold AMOLED screen that can be bended inward and outward
Similar to the first product in this list, this display is meant to be for devices that transform between tablets and smartphones. The display is made with ITRI’s PI barrier tech, with low-stress thin film transistors and flexible OLED encapsulation.
What does all this mean? This bad boy can really flex, offering a 5mm bending radius!
Smart glasses with air gesture
Now this one is a bit different. ITRI’s smart glasses support air gestures and give you a smart experience that you can access when going about your daily endeavors.
The unit offers a small display that looks a 35-inch display 2.5 meters away. It touts an 854×480 resolution. It won’t offer your typical touch navigation, though. The smart glasses will feature real-time video sharing, gesture recognition and object recognition.
We got a hands on with the original prototype in a private meeting in late 2013: