Samsung Screen Monitors Blood Pressure During Horror Movies
Korean tech giant Samsung featured a new screen technology that checks heart health via fingerprint. At the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, it unveiled the Samsung Sensor OLED Display for SID Display Week 2023, May 23 to 25. The new gadget is so advanced it can gauge if a movie is too scary!
Samsung also unveiled other innovations besides its new screen tech. Soon, it would likely implement these features into smartphones and other devices worldwide. Learning more about them will help you see what’s in store for the future of mobile gadgets.
Fortunately, you can learn more about them in this article! I will elaborate on the new Samsung screen and the other devices seen at SID Display Week 2023. Also, I will cover their potential applications to show how you could use them daily.
How does the new Samsung screen work?
The Samsung Sensor OLED Display recreates conventional fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. It is part of the screen instead of being a separate component.
The Sensor OLED embeds a light-sensing organic photodiode (OPD) into the screen panel. Consequently, it can measure a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, and stress level.
The user places two fingers on the designated slot, and the machine collects vital signs. The OLED light reflects differently depending on the relaxation and contraction of the fingers’ blood vessels.
The OPD recognizes these changes and converts them into health information. As a result, this Samsung screen is the first to have panel technology that can sense fingerprints and biometric data simultaneously.
A Samsung promo at the SID Display Week 2023 described how it works. “To accurately measure a person’s blood pressure, it is necessary to measure to blood pressure of both arms.”
“The Sensor OLED display can simultaneously sense the fingers of both hands, providing more accurate health information than existing wearable devices,” it added.
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The company hasn’t confirmed if it will apply this technology to future devices at the time of writing. However, tech news outlets like The Register say it will check your blood pressure if a movie is too scary.
That could come in handy if you have a heart condition. Perhaps you could put your fingers on the Samsung Sensor OLED Display during a show to warn you about your spiking heart rate.
As a result, you can avoid having a heart attack. The Register says this feature is ideal for wearable devices, so maybe we will see it in future Samsung Smart Watches.
What were the other Samsung announcements?
The new Samsung screen is cool, but what’s cooler? The tech juggernaut unveiled its design for a rollable smartphone called the Rollable Flex!
As the name suggests, you can roll this smartphone like paper. The Rollable Flex expands more than five times, from 49mm to 254.4 mm in length.
In contrast, most foldable and slidable screens can only expand up to three times. The Samsung Flex overcomes that limitation by letting by rolling and unfurling on an O-shaped axis.
As a result, the screen looks like a paper scroll. The Samsung promo at the SID Display Week stated, “The biggest feature is that we were able to turn a difficult-to-carry large-sized display into a portable form factor by making it rollable.”
Chinese tech manufacturer Lenovo unveiled its rollable smartphone concept last year. Consequently, following how Samsung’s design will fare against it is exciting.
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The Korean tech firm also introduced a foldable phone concept called the Flex In & Out. As the name suggests, you can fold it inwards and outwards.
Modern foldable phones only shut their screens like seashells. In contrast, the In & Out can unfold outward, giving the user a front and rear screen.
The tech event also showed other Samsung screen innovations. For example, the Flex Hybrid combines slidable and foldable technologies. Also, the Slidable Flex Solo expands from a 13-inch tablet to a 17-inch screen.
SID Display Week 2023 showed amazing innovations for Samsung screens. One of them measures blood pressure to gauge if movies are too frightening.
Samsung has not confirmed it will implement these technologies in its upcoming device at the time of writing. Nevertheless, seeing how it will transform smart devices worldwide is exciting!
Other companies are developing new screen technologies too. Follow their latest developments and other digital tips and trends at Inquirer Tech.
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