OLED ideas for portable applications and gadgets at prototype stage

The emotion camera „KissCam”

Project: „KissCam”

“KissCam” is a portable buttonless play camera, activated to take a photo when you kiss it.A transparent OLED acts not only as a flash, but as an oversized viewfinder and as the touchscreen button.When you look through the viewfinder and see something you love, give the OLED-viewfinder a kiss to capture the image. The language of social media – "like"/ "(heart)" – is changed into a gesture. Additionally we´ve designed some lovely glass filters that are worn as jewelry to be manually fitted over the lens for an Instagram like filter effect.The photos are saved digitally and can only be viewed and selected once they are downloaded onto a computer, blurring the lines between our digital / analog experience.

“KissCam” received a nomination for the German Design Award 2015.

Designer: taliaYstudio (Talia Radford, Kiki Chudikova, Peter Linhart)

Realisation: taliaYstudio, OSRAM OLED application team

Pictures: Stephan Doleschal

The interactive magnifier „MONOLED”

Project: „MONOLED”

“MONOLED” is a monocle in a pouch that you can pin to your shirt like a shirt-pocket. The hand gesture of taking it out to use makes it light up around the edges, illuminating and magnifying whatever it is you are trying to get a closer look at and making your eye look big and beautiful at the same time. Twisting it intuitively dims the light so you can “tune” its brightness. This is enabled by an orientation sensor. Lasering technology was applied to the OLED, segmenting it so that the middle part does not light up and is completely transparent.

Designer: taliaYstudio (Talia Radford, Kiki Chudikova, Peter Linhart)

Realisation: taliaYstudio, OSRAM OLED application team

Pictures: Stephan Doleschal

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The multi-purpose accessory “OLED2Go”

Project: „OLED2GO”

„OLED2Go“ is a multi-functional portable gadget. Created in the style of a clamshell phone, it is containing lighting surfaces and not displays. The core part contains a mirror-type OLED, in the fIap a transparent OLED of the same size is mounted. The transparent OLED emits light into two directions whereas the side oriented towards the mirror OLED delivers the higher intensity. For the sake of multi-functionality, the USB-rechargeable device can be operated in various switching modes.

Torch light: The gadget is closed, both OLEDs are switched on. The light of the transparent OLED which is reflected at the mirror OLED is redirected through the transparent OLED. All in all, maximum light output can be achieved in order to search for missed items, e.g. in your handbag.

Vanity mirror: The gadget is open, only the transparent OLED lights up. A face is illuminated and one can see himself or herself perfectly in the mirror provided by the other OLED.

Reading light: The gadget is open, only the transparent OLED lights up. With its strong emitting side, it can be directly placed onto a book page. Consequently, reading in the dark is possible with excellent quality, without disturbing your neighbour by glaring light (e.g. in a train or airplane).

Personalised jewelry: The gadget is closed, both OLEDs are switched on. A printed transparent film, e.g. a gecko foil, can be placed between the two OLEDs. The print may be a photo of a beloved person or a logo of your favourite band. The gadget can be worn with a necklace and acts as jewelry with a message.

Designer: Celina Szelejewska, Maico Bensien, Hyve innovation team, OSRAM OLED application team

Realisation: Hyve Innovation Design GmbH, OSRAM OLED application team

Mirage

Touch function OLED

"Mirage" is a gadget that can act as an electronic game or as a mood light by utilising multiple, multi-colored OLED elements.

The idea of this luminaire is the interaction of human with the luminaires of the future, which end up in multi-functionality

By combining transparent, touchable OLEDs in the colours blue and yellow-orange, for example, a "four-win" game is realised, in which the players can recognise each other by looking through the OLEDs. The mixture of blue and yellow-orange OLED elements can create cold white and warm white light, dependent on the intensity ratio. By considering a third colour for the game, new variations of the game can be generated.

The presentation of a light sequence makes the use as an electronic lava lamp possible.

Designer: Celina Szelejewska, Maico Bensien, Hyve innovation team, OSRAM OLED application team

Realisation: Marco Klopp (Hochschule Regensburg University of applied Sciences)

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The “OLED Piano”

Project: „OLED Piano”

The "OLED Piano" is a gadget for demonstrating the touch recognition feature of OLEDs. Unlike a classical piano, in which a key stroke is desired, eight fixed OLEDs are used as keyboard. A gentle touch with the fingertip is enough to trigger the sound. At the same time the touched OLED lights up.

Designer and realisation: OSRAM OLED Application team