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An ‘illuminated’ motorcycle jacket (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Light from a roll: PI-SCALE at LOPEC 2019

Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology 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 revolutionise the functionality and design of countless existing products. To exemplify this, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) together with the company EMDE development of light GmbH will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs within the EU-funded project PI-SCALE for the first time at LOPEC (19-21 March 2019 in Munich, Germany) as examples of some of the many possible applications.

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Fraunhofer FEP’s OLED on silicon sensor (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP: Blue OLED on silicon sensor detects phosphorescence

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) has been involved in development of OLED-on-silicon sensors for years. The researchers have recently developed a miniaturised phosphorescence sensor that combines a marker and sensor on very small chip surface that could be produced at low cost in the long term. Researchers will present the first prototype of the sensor, which is currently designed for oxygen ratio monitoring, at embedded world 2019, 26-28 February in Nuremberg, Germany.

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OLEDs can be a major element of smart textiles (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP: OLED integration in textiles

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) are mainly known from televisions and smartphone displays. They can be used as lighting objects in car tail lights or lights. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) as a partner for customer-specific OLED development and production is now presenting OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles at the Electronics System Integration Technology Conference ESTC 2018 from 18 – 21 September 2018 in Dresden.

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