OLED Wallpaper – Is it the Future?

oled-wallpaperEngineers at Toshiba in Japan are on their way to making OLED wallpaper. What this technology allows you to do is paper your wall in a very thin OLED screen. Companies in the last few years have managed to create ultra thin screens that are capable of being rolled up and it is this technology that might be used to power the paper.

If Toshiba manage to achieve this, which I assume they will as the only limiting factor seems to be expense at the moment then they could create floor to ceiling screens that cover every wall in your room. The OLED paper could be used for setting the mood in a home, changing the scenery as well as giving you a massive TV to watch when needed.

Regular OLED screens are what is holding this project back though. Those types of screen are currently inefficient for this type of application and to tackle this problem Toshiba will be using nanotechnology.

“The wallpaper uses light that has been redirected by an ultra-fine grating that is fabricated by self-assembled nano particles.” It would seem that the effect might be similar to that of a Fresnel lens like those used in traffic lights, amplifying the intensity without requiring additional energy.”

For regular TV use, OLED screens are just fine, but when you have a wall 26 ft long, 9 ft tall to cover that’s where the problem seems to come in to play. By using nanotechnology they hope to achieve the same power usage as a regular TV and still have the same brightness making the e-wallpaper functional.

Toshiba are still several years away from making this an available product to buy. My guess is 2013 it will be launched.

Via: Inventorspot

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