Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), have published a new research report, which states that South Korean tech giant Samsung is working on an OLED skin technology that can be stretched and moved in all directions.
So after the foldable OLED panel, Samsung is now planning to launch a Skin OLED screen.
This OLED skin can stretch in any direction, and this skin patch will function as a body fitness tracker, this tool will be mounted on the wrist as an alternative screen for fitness devices with dual sensor integration as well.
Samsung recently demonstrated this technology and published its research in the “Science Advances Journal”, and the Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) research team claims that this technology has already achieved stable performance levels in high-elongation stretchable devices.
The SAIT research team placed an OLED screen skin patch on the inside of the wrist, so that when the user moves his wrist, the movement will not affect the performance of the screen.
Samsung researchers used polymer compounds with high flexibility to create OLED skins.
The research team also integrated an expandable Skin OLED display as well as an imaging sensor in one device, this imaging sensor is able to measure and display the user’s heart rate in real time on the Skin OLED screen.
In the simulation, the heart rate screen displayed by the OLED Skin can be stretched and allows the user to measure biometric data for a longer period of time without having to remove the OLED Skin that is attached to the wrist.
What’s more, this OLED Skin is able to stretch up to 30% and is proven to work well, even after being stretched more than 1,000 times.
In addition, this sensor is able to capture faint heart rate signals more accurately.
Samsung researchers hope to increase the level of sensor accuracy, scalability, and measurement accuracy of the system to a higher level.
After this Skin OLED is achieved, this tool can also be used for the medical field that aims to help monitor patients with certain diseases, as well as babies.