Flexible Technology

Material advances open the door for flexibility
Implications - Flexible materials have been developed, although there have not been many implementations, likely due to cost and availability. Materials include: electronic displays including e-Paper. color OLED, and a paper-thin, flexible battery.

Many of these technologies are still on the bleeding edge, but the first companies to create flexible concepts will benefit from viral attention.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 44,000 Total Clicks Sep 06 - Nov 07
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Flexible Phones - Nokia 888 Communicator Concept
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 13,913 Clicks Pub: Nov 3, 06
Flexible Phones
Nokia 888 Communicator Concept
This is a concept mobile communication device called the Nokia 888.You can carry it anywhere, in any form. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip etc. The handset uses a liquid battery,… [More]
Flexible Electroluminescent Watches - DD101 with pSEL Technology
SCORE: 5.8
V. Hot 9,832 Clicks Pub: Sep 30, 06
Flexible Electroluminescent Watches
DD101 with pSEL Technology
The DD101 watch is a funky bangle design that uses a flexibile electroluminescent display. The technology, called pSEL, means that there is a plastic electroluminescent device inside the bangle. Press… [More]
Sony's Flexible Full-Color OLED
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Warm 6,288 Clicks Pub: May 27, 07
Sony's Flexible Full-Color OLED
This week Sony revealed a flexible full-color organic electroluminescent display (OLED). The display, which weight 1.5 grams, is built using organic TFT technology. It's 0.3 mm thin and features resolution… [More]
Flexible SVGA Display - Plastic Logic's E-Paper
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Warm 5,919 Clicks Pub: Dec 18, 06
Flexible SVGA Display
Plastic Logic's E-Paper
Plastic Logic has released a flexible 150ppi SVGA display, which brings us one step closer to having fully functional e-paper. The display uses E Ink Imaging Film. The Plastic Logic press release describes,… [More]
Flexible Mobile Phone - Electrowetting Design By Roman Kriheli
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 4,410 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 07
Flexible Mobile Phone
Electrowetting Design By Roman Kriheli
From sleek and hard to dull and soft. This could be the start of a new cellphone design trend. Designer, Roman Kriheli, uses a process called “electrowetting” on his 'paper' phone (it's not really… [More]
Paper-Thin, Flexible Battery - Charging Mobiles In Your Pants Could Soon Be Possible
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 3,638 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 07
Paper-Thin, Flexible Battery
Charging Mobiles In Your Pants Could Soon Be Possible
From a design element, these batteries look like they were inspired by Listerine PocketPacks, the paper-thin mints that dissolve on your tongue. Their function, however, will be even cooler! The black,… [More]
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