OLED Displays: Wearing Your Plant Around Your Wrist

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 4:01am

First came those clunky CRT monitors that could kill a man even when unplugged, then dainty LCD panels that were thin and light, but looked like you could snap them in two. Now there’s OLED—the latest and greatest in display technology.

Just imagine the possibilities of flexible, wearable OLED monitors in manufacturing. You’d wear a panel that fits seamlessly around your forearm that could display line speed, provide you with notifications of upcoming maintenance, or give you warnings when a component fails. Soon you’ll be able to forget the office and get back to what matters—the plant floor.

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