Computer science researchers developing through-fabric display technology

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Researchers in the Cheriton School of Computer Science are developing what could be the next big breakthrough in wearable technology. 

The new innovation in display tech, which the researchers are calling PocketView, uses LED lights to show basic information. It can function as a stand-alone piece of tech or could be incorporated into existing or next-generation smart devices.

The team created prototypes that mimic smartphones, pens, key fobs and other shapes and sizes. The display shines through fabrics to show notifications for email or messages, time, weather or other forms of basic information.

PocketView through-fabric display technology

The team members include PhD researchers Antony Albert Raj Irudayaraj, Nikhita Joshi, Rishav Agarwal, Aakar Gupta, Omid Abari and computer science professor Daniel Vogel. They are presenting their research study, “PocketView: through-fabric information displays,” at the 2021 ACM symposium on user interface software and technology being held October 10-14.

Read more about this remarkable new technology in the feature article on the computer science website.

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