Tech-filled lifestyle with OLED comes near
Ever wonder what life will be like in the future? All those fancy home electronics that only appeared in science fiction movies in the past are now starting to become a reality.
A small glimpse of what is to come is showcased at LG Display’s OLED exhibition located in LG Science Park in Seoul. Once entering the exhibition the most eye-catching item is the large OLED screen technology embedded in various appliances throughout the model home.
All technologies were innovative, but some were trendier than others — especially in the bedroom. Just lying on the bed with a smartwatch allows one to wake up to a transparent 55-inch OLED display automatically appearing from the bed’s footboard. It analyzes the user’s sleep patterns and sleep quality as well as providing other useful information such as weather, schedule and time.
The 55-inch display panel could be set lower or higher depending on the user’s preferred viewing angle. The latest movies, television and other video content could be viewed on the screen from bed.
LG Display has been contemplating ways to develop the next-generation OLED panels to diversify its product range, differentiate it from competitors and offer displays that are best matched to one’s home environment.
The OLED displays are much slimmer than other conventional smart TVs already in the market, as they do not need a backlight to illuminate the screen, and use innovative materials that make them more flexible yet resilient. LG develops OLEDs for 55-, 65-, 77- and 88-inch screens with the display measuring in at just 1mm in thickness.
The OLED dressing room was another sight to see, with a mirror made of OLED displays where people can virtually try on not only items of clothing in their closet, but also clothes at online shopping malls. People can even purchase the goods afterwards.
For the living room there were bendable OLED screens that appear from the ceiling, or screens that are able to rotate to the user’s preferred viewing angle.
Through the exhibition, LG aims to increase strategic business-to-business (B2B) partnerships with construction, home appliances and interior companies in hope of creating synergy in the home electronics appliances sector and further enhancing LG Display’s global competitiveness.
“The OLED showroom is part of the company’s open innovation initiatives to differentiate our products from traditional TVs and IT products out in the market while enhancing networking and creating a new ecosystem for our innovative new products,” said Alex Kwon, manager of LG Display’s new business development team.
A 55-inch OLED TV appears on the bed’s footboard, which is capable of analyzing the user’s sleep pattern and displaying weather, upcoming schedule, movies and TV programs is seen at the LG Science Park in Seoul, Tuesday.