The JOLED Display Uses Tactile Spheres That Can Rotate Separately

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 14, 2016
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A group of scientists and researchers working out of the University of Sussex and University of Bristol have combined forces to create an extraordinary new pixelated display that consists of a large array of physical pixels that can separately float and rotate in air. These pixels make use of special polystyrene materials along with a titanium dioxide coating to facilitate an electric charge that can be manipulated to 'move' the pixels.

Specifically, the pixel surfaces are painted in different colors in order to create the visual perception of movement and changing colors, which opens up a variety of display possibilities.

While this current iteration of the JOLED pixelated display is only available in low resolution, it is hoped that future high-resolution versions could be used for multimedia displays in public places.