toggle

AAPL Stock: 107.72 ( -5.04 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Fraunhofer IPMS shows OLED touch controller

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Fri October 10, 2008

OLED touch light prototype

At the Plastic Electronic 2008 show, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems showed the first touch-controlled flat light source. Because Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are cold to the touch, they could act as ideal touch controls. The innovation lies in the lack of any additional foils traditionally required to operate the light, which is both a switch and a source. Therefore, no additional hardware is required as the OLED is used to read the touch signal.

The technology includes an optimized readout circuit, which reduces the cost of the system compared to adding additional hardware, while not negatively affecting the efficiency of OLED light sources.

"The touch function generate a completely new feeling of light. It's like magic: turn on the light simply by a hand movement," said the head of business unit of organic materials and systems at Fraunhofer IPMS, Jörg Amelung. [via OLEDinfo]









by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented