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.
Posted: Tue, September 3, 2019
As facial identification technologies spread—many people now carry a sophisticated near-infrared (NIR) facial recognition device in their pocket, on their cell phone—the potential uses for these systems is growing. Take a look at current and future facial recognition applications.
Posted: Mon, August 26, 2019
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements, originally published in 1869, we explore how chemisty affects the colors we see, chemical properties of colored light, LEDs, and more.
Posted: Tue, August 20, 2019
With all the places you find digital displays these days, evidence suggests it might not be that hip to be square. Displays that break the mold of the standard rectangular, flat-panel design enable a highly organic integration of display features into shapes and sizes that are a much better fit with their use and environments. Non-rectangular displays are also called freeform displays (sometimes “free form” or “free-form” – pick your poison), denoting their bespoke shapes and alluding to the freedom of design that they offer to device makers.
Posted: Mon, August 12, 2019
From digital billboards and sport stadiums, to malls and hospitals, large-format digital displays are showing up everywhere. While often used for Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) advertising, they can also provide useful information and interactive self-serve functions. Learn about the various types of signage and video displays and some of the unique quality control challenges they present.
Posted: Mon, August 5, 2019
Augmented reality (AR) may be hot in the marketplace right now, but it’s nothing new in military aircraft. AR and virtual reality (VR) systems are common in the aerospace and defense industries, with applications ranging from manufacuring quality control to training to combat operations. Innovative new systems are integrating AR into the cockpit to enhance pilot awareness and safety.
Posted: Mon, July 29, 2019
OLED displays provide visual and performance improvements over traditional LCD displays, and they've become common in small consumer displays such as smart phones and watches, but OLED production challenges and low yields continue to plague manufacturers of larger displays like televisions. Inkjet printing of OLEDs is a promising approach that could help bring large-screen OLED displays to the mass market.
Posted: Mon, July 22, 2019
Today’s device displays rely more and more on small, emissive components like LEDs and OLEDs to provide the high-resolution viewing experience that consumers have come to expect. To do this, displays are being made with smaller pixels resulting in many more pixels per square inch. To measure these increasingly tiny pixels and emitters—which in miniLED and microLED screens can be microscopic—Radiant's Microscope Lens provides the precision and high-resolution needed.
Posted: Mon, July 15, 2019
The invention of Blue LEDs in the 1990s was a significant scientific and technological breakthrough that enabled the development of the phosphor-coated white LEDs that are used many of today's display and lighting products. However, there are also concerns about human exposure to blue wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. While blue light has been shown to disrupt sleep patterns, are there other health risks?