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Posted on June 15, 2012 by  & 
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Data-eye-glasses based on bidirectional OLED microdisplays

At the 50th anniversary of the worldwide leading display conference SID 2012 in Boston/USA COMEDD´s data-eye-glasses based on bidirectional OLED microdisplays won the "Best in Show" award. Once a year at the display conference of the Society for Information Display (SID), this award goes to unique and innovative display applications. COMEDD (Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden) at the Fraunhofer IPMS received the award with its OLED based interactive binocular data-eye-glasses.
The glasses enable the user on the one hand to have a view on the real world and on the other hand to display further virtual information. The embedded camera of the microdisplay captures the eye movements of the user so that the user can control and interact with the virtual shown information, similar to a computer mouse.
Besides COMEDD the development team included Fraunhofer IOSB
being responsible for the eye-tracking and Trivisio Prototyping GmbH for the optics design.
"I am really happy about the award, which recognizes the development of the OLED microdisplays up to complete data-eye-glasses. The top five of 175 nominated exhibits received an award. So we rank with such renowned companies as Samsung, LG, Dimenco and Ocular LCD!", states Dr. Rigo Herold, system designer of the awarded data-eye-glasses.
Data-eye-glasses are used in a broad range of different applications e. g. medical applications or to support hand-free assembly work - they are useful for all hand-free applications where additional information are needed.
For the evaluation of the technology and the development of customized products COMEDD offers evaluation kits.
In recent years Dresden has evolved into a research center for organic materials and systems. In order to transfer the results to production further improvements in the production process and the establishment as well as the testing of first pilot-production lines are necessary. The Center of Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) - meanwhile an independent branch of Fraunhofer IPMS - combines research and development works for the production, integration and technology of organic devices. The focus of COMEDD lies in customer- and application orientated research, development and pilot fabrication of novel module concepts and fabrication methods for these organic materials. COMEDD is a European-wide leading production-related research and development center for organic semiconductors focusing on organic light-emitting diodes and vacuum technology.
The COMEDD clean room consists of the following equipment:
  • a pilot line for the fabrication of OLEDs on 370 x 470 mm² substrates,
  • two pilot lines for 200 mm wafer for the OLED integration on CMOS substrates as well as
  • a research line for the roll-to-roll fabrication on flexible substrates.
COMEDD offers a wide range of research, development and pilot production possibilities, especially for OLED lighting, organic solar cells and OLED microdisplays.
Thanks to our partners Fraunhofer IOSB and Trivisio!
Image: Dr. Rigo Herold with the awarded interactive OLED data eye-glasses.
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