PocketView: Through-Fabric Information Displays #WearableWednesday
Tech Xplore has a report on smart displays that are desinged to be shown through fabric. It could be neat to see this incoprorated into phone cases, something you always have in your pocket.
The new technology, which the researchers are calling PocketView, uses LED lights to display basic information. It can function as a stand-alone piece of tech or could be incorporated into existing or next-generation smart devices.
Researchers created prototypes that mimic smartphones, pens, key fobs and other shapes and sizes. The display shines through fabrics to show notifications for email or messages, time, weather or other forms of basic information.
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