L'Oréal (Clichy, France) recently announced that La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV—the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure—is now available through Apple. This marks the first time My Skin Track UV, which was developed by L'Oréal’s Technology Incubator and unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, will be available to consumers in the US. With a precise sensor that measures individual UV levels and a companion app that tracks exposure to pollution, pollen, and humidity, the launch of My Skin Track UV allows users to make more informed choices when it comes to their skin.
The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is collaborating on a project to support the development of next-generation smart clothing. Working with Pireta Limited, CPI is using its industry expertise in the printed electronics sector to aid scale-up of wearable technology in textiles.
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.