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Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) have created an OLED “skin” display that can be stretched up to 30 percent and remain stable even after being stretched 1,000 times. It can allow for more accurate biometric measurements while being adhered to the skin. One test showed it having 2.4 times stronger sensitivity for a heartbeat signal than a fixed silicon sensor. The device can be worn for longer periods, allowing the user to engage in activities such as exercise or sleep.

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The SAIT research team was able to integrate a stretchable organic LED (OLED) display and a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor in a single device to measure and display the user’s heart rate in real-time, thus creating the ‘stretchable electronic skin’ form factor. The success of this test case proves the feasibility of expanding the technology to further applications. This research is expected to increase the uptake of stretchable devices in the future.

Source: Samsung

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. Imagine the possibilities!!!

    OLED…
    Beanies!
    Shirts!
    UNDERWEAR to tell you when they are dirty!
    Bra’s
    ummm… what else needs oled and stretching…
    CONDOMS!! (It could have a stroke counter… or a distance counter based on strokes.. Would give going the whole 9 yards a completely different meaning!)

    Please continue with your MEME able stretchable oled ideas.

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