The electronic display market continues to grow with exciting technology advances emerging daily. While the possibilities for flexible electronics are decidedly endless, there are a few areas that stand out at the moment.
From ordering food at the touch of a button to self-monitoring our health and wellness in real time, the future of flexible electronics and displays has no limits. In 2019, we will see more cutting-edge technology seamlessly work its way into our daily lives. Products that were once just seen as cartoonish pipe dreams are now becoming a reality.
Home-control gadgets, such as Nest, are appearing in more and more homes every day. These systems provide interaction and a sense of connectedness for homeowners, whether they are five minutes from home or five hours. People want to connect visually, and they want to connect immediately.
Once a rarity, self-service kiosks have become a standard practice in many businesses, restaurants and banks. While perceived as impersonal at one time, consumers have started to accept them as commonplace, with many people actually preferring them for their efficiency. Companies will continue to increase the integration of technology into the consumer experience, from apps that allow furniture shoppers to see pieces in their home before making their purchase to touchscreen menus in hotel rooms that enable guests to order room service and forgotten toiletries at the touch of a button. This use of technology turns mundane tasks into interactive experiences for consumers, a must for companies who want to stay relevant.
Wearable technology is as popular as ever, with counting steps and monitoring heart rate being only the beginning of this trend. Technology experts are determined to create more accessible and affordable flexible displays as foldable smartphones, smartwatches and televisions are emerging. Many say the future of wearables is in health care, with advancements in technology allowing patients to be diagnosed and treated without the often-invasive procedures required today.
Northfield Automation’s Role in the Future of Flexible Electronics
As creators of custom solutions for flexible electronics manufacturers, we understand the importance of handling materials as minimally as possible and detecting even the smallest of defects.
Our integrated solutions offer high-volume testing, designed to improve quality and increase yields for manufacturers of flexible electronics. Our vision inspection systems detect microscopic defects unseen to the human eye, and our roll-to-roll systems require minimal handling, allowing companies to reduce the waste that occurs when extremely thin materials are handled. Contact us today to hear more about our integrated solutions for flexible electronics.