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Turn your skin into an LED screen

April 21, 2016

But what if we could create a screen that could literally sit atop our skin?

We seem to be addicted to the screen. Whether it is a TV, a phone or a laptop, we're always looking for new and better ways to display our world. But what if we could create a screen that could literally sit atop our skin? It might sound like science fiction, but a new thin, flexible display might just change the way we view our lives.

According to Science Alert: "Developed by researchers in Tokyo, Japan, these super-flexible electronic displays are the thinnest ever, at an incredible 3 micrometres thick. How thin is that, exactly? Oh about 0.003 mm - more than 13 times thinner than a human hair.

First off, these displays produce less heat than previous efforts - which is important when you’re applying them directly to your bare skin - and also use up less power, which means they can be used for longer stretches of time.

Researchers from the University of Tokyo figured out that they could insert a special protective layer, called a passivation layer, into the display film, and not only does this hold everything together and prevent it from breaking or stretching too thin when you flex your skin, it also protects the components from the elements."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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