ASU’s Flexibile Display Centre and military partners have developed the very first display with a flexible touchscreen. Mainly designed for military applications, the screen is made out of glass strong enough to withstand the battlefield.
Instead of using solid glass for the touchscreen, the device incorporates special material from DuPont Tijin Films in order for the paper-thin display to bend or roll up without damaging the gadget. The device also uses technology from E-ink Corp, allowing users to write, store and erase their own content on the displays; eventually, they will also be available in full colour. Although it sounds pretty cool, don’t get your hopes up: The Flexible Display Centre estimates that this flexible touchscreen display won’t be available for another 18 months. [EETimes via Electronista]