Furry Display

Van Mensvoort
May 1st 2007

furry display

I applaud any new display technique that isn't emitting light. A recent patent application by Philips for a new type of screen based on "furry" pixels, or physical pixels made out of a pieces of fabric covered with hair-like strands. applying an electrostatic charge causes the hairs to repel each other & stand on end, revealing the contrasting color of the fabric below. Philips claims it is possible to build an array of pixels as a furry display that can show complete images.

Via: Infosthetics and Newscientisttech.

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