Tuesday, March 26, 2019

New Washable, Wearable Display

Solar Powered Wearable
Source: KAIST New Wearable Display

From South Korea's KAIST
A South Korean electrical engineering team has developed a machine washable, wearable textile display that is self-powered by solar energy.  The wearable contains polymer solar cells (PSC) with organic light emitting diodes.  The inventors are electrical engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).  This is a breakthrough innovation in wearables for electronics.

The polymer solar cells provide stable power without any external power source for the wearable display.  KAIST engineers consider PCS the most promising next generation power source especially for wearable electronics.

Machine Washable
To protect the electronic textile from moisture and oxygen that can damage them, the KAIST team improved on the material barrier using spin coating and atomic layer deposition.  The result:  a wearable textile that's machine washable with little change in performance.

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