Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, will present a wearable OLED bracelet at Wearables Europe 2018 in Berlin, Germany next week. The device is a collaborative effort with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Holst Centre from the Netherlands.
The lightweight bracelet can be used as fashion jewellery and claims to run for several days at a time thanks to the low power consumption of OLED. Equipped with red or yellow flexible OLEDs the wristband is also marketed as a security device for people working outside at night or in a dark environment.
The technology could also be developed for medical applications; for instance, to emit light in a specific wavelength to aid wound healing while being worn on the hands or legs, or to harness the positive effect of warm light in a head-worn device for treating seasonal depression. The bracelet will be produced via the Pi-Scale pilot production line.