E Ink’s digital paper displays are often associated with eReaders like the Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook. But over the past few years E Ink has been producing displays for digital signage, luggage tags, and other products that can benefit from low-power, sunlight readable screens.
We’ve even seen a few E Ink wearables… and soon we might see even more. E Ink has partnered with Canatu to release a line of flexible displays for wearables that can be used in bracelet or watch-style devices that wrap around your wrist.
The flexible screen features a 6.3 inch, 200 x 1040 pixel display that can show 16 shades of gray, and which features 169 pixels per inch. It’s a touch-sensitive screen that uses Canatu’s OPS (One-Plastic Solution) flexible touchscreen technology.
E Ink and Caantu plans to begin shipping samples to customers in July, which means we could see wearables that incorporate the new technology later this year.
This could open the door for more wearable devices with screens that wrap all the way around your wrist, much like the Wove Band which was announced in 2015, but which has yet to go on sale.
via E Ink Info