Smart and flexible energy supply platform for wearable electronics
The aim of the project is the creation of an autonomous energy-supply platform. Based on the results of the project it will be possible to use a wearable without caring about recharging over its entire lifetime.
Hybrid OLED creates innovative and functional luminous surfaces
Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology for use in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionize the functionality and design of countless existing products.
Dr Peter Harrop discusses the history of FEP and the development of the company in the field of organic electronics, as well as their plans for the future.
OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching
Organic light-emitting diodes are mainly known from televisions and smartphone displays. They can be used as lighting objects in car tail lights or lights. Researchers are now presenting OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles.
Electron Beam Patterning for high-resolution full-color OLED displays
OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates.
Flexible organic electronics for wearables
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, presents first wearable OLED bracelet at Wearables Europe 2018, from April 11th to 12th in Berlin, Germany at booth no. P12 together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Holst Centre from Netherlands.
Lightweight, compact VR glasses made with large-area microdisplays
VR glasses are increasingly popular, but they have usually been heavy and oversized - until now. Large-area microdisplays are expected to change that, because they make it possible to produce ergonomic and lightweight VR glasses. The new OLED displays now reach very high frame rates and achieve extremely high resolutions with "extended full HD".
High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses
A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.
Under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, an in-house Fraunhofer project for development of biodegradable electronics was begun last year.
PI-SCALE's flexible OLED design competition
The OLED Design Competition invites designer proposals for organic light-emitting diode lighting and signage applications that highlight the special features of OLED technology: foldable, twistable, bendable, conformable, transparency, large area illumination.
High conductive foils enabling large area lighting
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll processed large area flexible OLED during a joint project.
High-performance Roll-to-Roll processing for flexible electronics
Functionalized and curved surfaces made of glass or plastic, rollable displays, high-quality bended surfaces for architecture or interior design in automotive or luxury furniture sector - flexible materials with integrated functionalities are not just a technological trend but capture markets already.
OLED microdisplay that reduces the power consumption to a fraction
Data glasses mirror information to the eye without interfering with the wearer's vision. However, the battery runs down quickly, because the electronics consume a great amount of electricity while playing back the images.
Preliminary cytocompatibility studies for encapsulated OLEDs
Light therapy is an important means of promoting the healing of wounds. Difficult and protracted healing processes of the skin, such as are due to chronic and infected wounds, present a challenge for treating physicians and can be positively affected by exposure to light.
Ultra-thin glass is up and coming
Fraunhofer FEP is an experienced partner for technological developments, known for testing the limits of new materials and for optimization of those materials with respect to market demands. Currently, researchers are dedicating their efforts to investigations of ultra-thin glass. The focus of recent activities is sheet-to-sheet coatings on large-area ultra-thin glass.