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OLED microdisplays are reported to be an ideal solution for AR and VR applications (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP: Electron beam patterning for high-resolution full-colour 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, Fraunhofer FEP (Dresden, Germany) scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates. This might eliminate the use of colour filters and shadow masks in the future and allow full-colour displays to be developed by means of a new process. An increase in efficiency and considerably broader colour gamut have already been demonstrated in first experiments. The results will be presented at the Fraunhofer FEP booth and during the poster session at IMID 2018 in Busan, South Korea, on 29-31 August 2018.


A Deep Activity bracelet (photo: VTT)

VTT aims to take the accuracy of wearable activity trackers to a new level

With the explosion in popularity of wearable activity trackers in recent years, people have access to a huge variety of stats and analysis tools to help them set personal goals and track their performance. But there is a problem: many of these devices are way off the mark when it comes to accuracy. According to the experts at the Finnish research centre VTT, the answer to this challenge lies in the algorithms that form the backbone of the software in these devices; improve the number crunching and you can provide users with a smart solution that not only accurately tracks activity, but also learns as it goes along.


Representatives of the three winning teams of the Displaying Futures Award (photo: Merck)

Merck selects three winning teams for Displaying Futures Award

Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading science and technology company, announced the winners of the third annual Displaying Futures Award. This year, 97 applicants from around the globe submitted their smart medical ideas. The top ten teams, who have devoted themselves to topics such as wearables, artificial intelligence for real time data, smart devices for diagnostics, and sensors for disease prediction, were invited to the new Merck Innovation Center at the company headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany on 4-6 June where they pitched their ideas for a chance to be one of the three winning teams.


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