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A working 18-inch flexible OLED display can be flexed intoa three-centimeter (1.2-inch) scroll.(Source: LG)
A working 18-inch flexible OLED display can be flexed into
a three-centimeter (1.2-inch) scroll.
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Curved screens
R_Colin_Johnson   7/23/2014 11:39:39 AM
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Yes, these curved displays can be configured in almost any shape today, but only once. Then they have to be encapsulated in glass on the front and metal on the back to keep out moisture and oxygen, both of which degrade the screens in a short time. What dozens of companies worldwide are trying to develop is a flexible plastic that does not let oxygen or moisure slowly leak through. The company that invents this flexible ecapsuation technolog will be worth billions overnight.

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Curved screens
DrQuine   7/23/2014 11:12:00 AM
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Flexible screen technology will make screens compact for transport and also allow curved screens for a "total immersion" experience. Using existing technology, Samsung is already offering a 78" diagonal LED (slightly) curved Ultra HD TV screen (for a cool $9,000) which allows the entire wide screen to be perpendicular to the viewer at a suitable viewing angle. The new flexible screen technology, however, could be lightweight, much more immersive, adjustable depending upon the desired curve angle, and a lot more affordable.

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Re: My use_case
perl_geek   7/21/2014 4:13:48 PM
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For an electronic display, there seems little point in having  more than one page, since the content can always be changed. I think I'd prefer a tabbed display; that would offer the option of reading straight through, or turning to a particular page immediately. Non-linear navigation's especially relevant to a newspaper.

Just don't waste effort and processor cycles making shuffling noises! Leafing through a "magazine" display that can only be negotiated sequentially, slowly, to the artificial  sound of  pages turning is madding, both directly and as an illustration of how to expend resources to render an interface unusable.

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Re: My use_case
R_Colin_Johnson   7/21/2014 2:02:41 PM
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Newspapers are definitely a great idea. How about just a one page paper that displays the next page by flipping the upper right hand corner like you would do with a regular paper?

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Re: Alternative use cases
R_Colin_Johnson   7/21/2014 1:59:37 PM
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Car dashboards and shop windows are both great ideas--infrared sensors also follow your head position to change the readout in shop windows.

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My use_case
prabhakar_deosthali   7/21/2014 8:02:22 AM
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I am imagining a flexible display as a newspaper which I can hold in my hand like the paper newspaper and turn pages to browse through the contents

 

For that to happen the display has to be light enough for holding a bunch of them ( about 10-12 pages are normally present in a daily newspaper)

The older generation will definitely prefer this over the tablets and smart phones and e-books.

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Re: Alternative use cases
perl_geek   7/16/2014 4:24:35 PM
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The one that leaps to mind immediately is automobile head-up displays. The entire instrument panel could be on the windshield, without the need to invert images on the display.

Shop window displays could provide information pointing to features of a physical product placed behind them.

 

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Re: Alternative use cases
R_Colin_Johnson   7/16/2014 1:15:45 PM
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Here's an example: an archtect could overlay on top of a blueprint of a lot, then display differenet house designs and layouts--with the room, doors, windows and everything displayed with brightly colored lines, circles, whatever. Also the military has all sorts of uses for them to display tactical informaiton--from the war room to the visors of solders.

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Alternative use cases
Jessica Lipsky   7/16/2014 1:07:02 PM
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Where else would a flexible display be beneficial beyond mobile and wearable devices? 

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Re: Mobile enabler
R_Colin_Johnson   7/16/2014 12:36:43 PM
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The only comparison with LCDs they make is that their flexible active OLED has a transmittance of 30% compared to 10% for LCDs.

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