Posted: Mon, December 9, 2019
To compete with the superior contrast ratio performance of OLED display screens, LCD makers have developed the technique of local dimming, which allows different regions of a backlight to be controlled independently. The introduction of miniLEDs for LCD backlights, especially in full-array configuration, is boosting the performance of LCD televisions and display screens.
Posted: Mon, November 25, 2019
MicroLED displays offer superior performance for brightness, contrast, and energy efficiency compared to OLED or other existing display types, but so far production challenges have held them back from mass commercialization. Manufacturers are rapidly closing the gap, however, and microLED display products could be coming to the general consumer market soon. We look at microLED technology and ways to overcome quality challenges.
Posted: Mon, November 11, 2019
The concept of metamaterials has been around for a while, but in the last two years we've seen a surge in scientific and fabrication breakthroughs that could soon usher in a new age of optical techniques and capabilities based on metalenses: tiny, flat lenses that can manipulate wavelengths of light.
Posted: Mon, November 4, 2019
The development of medical imaging technologies—such as X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound, and PET—has revolutionized healthcare. To view images accurately, display screens used by radiologists, surgeons, and other clinicians must provide higher performance than commercial-grade screens. Learn about medical-grade display requirement and quality assurance solutions.
Posted: Tue, October 22, 2019
Ever since Princess Leia's holographic emergence in 1977, developers have been trying to create 3D volumetric holograms like those in Star Wars and other science fiction movies. Many of what we call "holograms" today appear three-dimensional, but are actually just images projected onto a flat screen—technically still 2D. But new developments are making 3D holograms that you can view from every angle a reality.
Posted: Mon, October 7, 2019
Gestures are a natural and intuitive part of human communication and expression. Thus, being able to use gestures to communicate with devices in our environment has been a goal for technology developers for decades, but it's a complex process. The latest generation of gesture sensing systems include applications in the automotive, medical and consumer spheres, often using three-dimensional / depth sensing based on near-infrared (NIR) light.
Posted: Mon, September 30, 2019
Since the first digital watch was released in 1972, the category of wearable technology has taken off with smart watches, fitness trackers, smart glasses and other devices now integrated into our daily lives. In this blog post we take a look at some of the various applications of technology in clothing and wearables, and survey the latest developments in wearable displays.
Posted: Mon, September 23, 2019
The beauty of the automotive space is that there are so many practical applications for displays where benefits can be immediately realized. For example, displays may be the optimal HMI to replace what is already a wealth of analog components (buttons, knobs, gauges) within the vehicle. However, traditional rectangular and even flat-panel freeform displays limit the extent to which displays can be integrated into the vehicle design. This is where curved displays come in, offering the dimensionality to match any surface of the vehicle interior for seamless design.
Posted: Mon, September 16, 2019
Augmented reality is helping to advance safety and efficiency in medicine and healthcare, from both the provider and the patient sides. It has already led to changes in areas such as minimally invasive surgery, medical education, diagnostics, medication adherence, and disease detection. One of the biggest breakthroughs provided by new AR applications is their ability to present three-dimensional visualizations using the data from traditional 2D medical imaging technologies like ultrasound, X-ray, and MRI. Learn about some of the latest healthcare AR applications.
Posted: Mon, September 9, 2019
Electronic paper (aka e-paper, e-ink, and electrophoretic display) is a unique visual display technology designed to replicate the look of ink printed on paper. Compared to traditional LCD, LED or OLED displays, e-paper is extremely energy efficient and easy on the eyes, lending itself to a ream (pun intended) of new signage and labeling applications beyond its original use in e-readers such as Kindle and Nook.