Rollable screens are awesome but what about stretchable ones?
LG seems to think that’s the future and, indeed, looking at the applications, it very well might be.
LG introduced a display that can be stretched by up to 20 percent, going from 12 inches to 14 inches.
The LG free-form display could replace the foldable displays found on phones today, which can’t stretch, but LG Display envisions a larger application list.
According to them, the stretchable displays could be applied to clothes and wearables and could even display messages on the uniforms of first responders, as an example.
“Easily attachable to curved surfaces such as skin, clothing, furniture, automobiles and aircraft, this unique innovation expands the potential of the display in various industries including fashion, wearables, mobility and gaming,” said the company.
This new LG display was built from a material similar to the silicon used in contact lenses, with circuits shaped like springs to enable reshaping.
Right now, it has a resolution of 100 ppi and full-color RGB. The display has been in the works since 2020 and LG aims to finish research by 2024. Something tells me that, by then, the end result will be even more impressive.