We have seen a lot of initiatives from the manufactures of display technologies and the progress has been fascinating. Display technologies are being used, in any form, in almost in every workspace, home, entertainment venues, etc.
Let’s have a look what the future of display technologies hold for us:
OLED displays will surely replace any other forms of LCD displays in the future. They not only provide high resolution on the screen, but are also more energy efficient and thinner. They are already being used in high-end TVs, as well as smartphones.
OLED is made up of organic materials, and show specific colors when electricity passes through them. They provide extraordinary contrast and vibrant colors. Many manufactures are still researching about OLED and how it can be used for all types of displays.
OLED can provide another distinct advantage, and that is bendable displays.
OLED is known for its slight curves, which play a significant role in making the screen more durable. However, LG has unveiled an OLD display, 18 inches long, which can bend and can even be rolled up just like a newspaper. The best part is that the even after bending, the image quality if not affected in any way.
Major manufactures, like LG and Philips, are constantly researching about bendable displays that could have a wide array of applications.
Haptic Touch screen
Touch screens are everywhere, in phones, TVs, ATMs, restaurants, museums, etc. Something that was not even imaginable 10 years ago.
So what does their future hold? How about touch screens that touch you back?
They are known as haptic touch screens. Tanvas has already made a touch screen that allows the user to feel grass, silk, cotton, etc. through the screen. Haptic touch screens are designed to provide tactile feedback to a user, which means that users can actually feel the buttons that they are tapping on.
It’s not very long when these haptic touch screens will be placed at every ATM and restaurant.
Holographic displays play directly with everyone’s imagination, and hence open up unlimited opportunities for marketing. This is why researchers around the globe are putting a lot of resources into perfecting this technology.
However, midair hologram without a surface to project it is still a distant reality. But we can surely say that the future of holographic technology is really fascinating.
Coca-Cola used 3D billboards last year, but it was first introduced by Vienna University of Technology in Austria in 2015. 3D billboards use 3D pixels that give the impression that the image is moving when the viewer moves in any direction.
They have angular resolution, so that both the eyes have different picture, which allows 3D vision without having to put on 3D glasses.
Although the technology is not being utilized by many companies, it will surely be mainstream in the future.