Samsung is and will be the king of screens. After Samsung was one of the first manufacturers to introduce foldable smartphones, Samsung is expected to bring expandable screens onto the market. In a recent article posted on the company’s blog, we learn that researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) developed an OLED panel that can stretch up to 30% more.
One of the biggest challenges for the team was creating a functional screen that could change shape without breaking or cracking. Unlike traditional screens or foldable screens that have limits in terms of resistance.
In addition, the SAIT has succeeded in obtaining a stretchable display surface thanks to a material called “elastomer”. A type of polymer with elastic properties similar to rubber. According to the researchers who worked on this new screen concept, users can stretch it up to 1000 times before problems arise.
What is such technology used for?
Thanks to its flexibility, this screen can adapt to the shape of our wrist. It will be a new way of carrying your smartphone. This allows the user to keep the screen on their wrist while sleeping or exercising. He’ll just smell like he’s wearing a bandage on his arm.
In addition, this proximity to the user’s skin enables a heart rate measurement that is 2.4 times more accurate than with a conventional sensor. This will undoubtedly be beneficial for people who need to constantly monitor their heart.
It is important to state, however, that this type of screen is not yet ready for the market. If Samsung is to present smartphones with such screens in the long term, it could be that this technology will initially be used for the benefit of medicine.