woensdag 1 april 2015

Videos Controlled by Eye Movement – New Generation of Microdisplays



Diving into a new virtual world and taking part in films by eye control – all this might be possible with a new SVGA-OLED microdisplay. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been working for a long time on the development of OLED microdisplays combining display and camera functions. The latest work will be presented by scientists at the Hannover Messe (13th – 17th April 2015, booth of TU Dresden – CFAED, hall 2, booth A38).

The world of the so-called wearables is colorful and versatile: Wrist band measuring the pulse, buttons, which indicate the receipt of e-mails with color change or glasses providing information about the environment. Already in 2012, Fraunhofer FEP presented a pair of glasses which enables a normal perception of the environment and, at the same time, offers the possibility to get digital information projected directly into the user’s field of view, which can even be controlled by eye movement. Thus, for example a technician is able to read a manual while working and scroll pages with his/her eyes without interrupting activities. This is possible with a so-called bidirectional OLED microdisplay, which is a display element that includes an embedded image sensor. The sensor can record the user’s eye movement with this integrated camera and thus enables an interaction with the displayed information.

A full-color OLED microdisplay has now been developed by the scientist where the display as well as the integrated camera functions have SVGA resolution (800 × 600 × RGBW).

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