E-Paper: The Future Ahead : E-Paper: The Future Ahead By: Pallavi Singhal
MCA Vth Sem Introduction : Introduction “Let us save the earth and use e-Paper” What Is E-Paper? : What Is E-Paper? Electronic paper, e-paper or electronic ink display is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper.
To build e-paper several different technologies exist.
An e-paper display can be read in direct sunlight without the image appearing to fade. How did it all start? : How did it all start? In the 1970s,Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) was a powerhouse of innovation.
Nicholas K. Sheridon invented the Gyricon rotating-ball display and a display based on a physical phenomenon he called “electrocapillarity.” How E-Paper works : How E-Paper works E-paper comprises two different parts:
Method of creating e-ink:
Bichromal Frontplane had a
Number of limitations so came
Then came cholesteric liquid crystal (ChLCD) technology. E-ink characteristics : E-ink characteristics Mobile
Low power usage
“close to paper” readability
Read under all circumstances (outdoors)
Not yet: full color Features Of e-paper : Features Of e-paper Companies such as E Ink,Sony, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Philips, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Siemens, Epson, and many others, are continuing to develop e-paper technology.
Used to display prices on products.
A dynamic display of expiration date for food and drug consumption.
A drug box could, for example, display administration instructions that appear in several languages at the press of a button.
Color displays could in the future display information practically everywhere—on cardboard foodstuff containers, drug boxes, or even admission tickets.
E-paper displays can also be used as low-power digital screens for a variety of electronic appliances, from microwaves to MP3 players. The Future of e-Paper : The Future of e-Paper E-paper reader may soon replace the age-old newspaper and possibly even certain types of books.
The next generation of e-paper readers will add color, include improved hardware that can refresh pages more quickly, and have more advanced wireless capabilities.
These readers will also be flexible, making such applications as digital maps an attractive option, especially when connected to GPS hardware and software.
Electronic readers of the future will one day become the ultimate handheld devices. Applications of e-Paper : Applications of e-Paper Commercial applications
Education: digital schoolbooks
Digital Photo Frame
Displays embedded in smart cards
Cell phones References: : References: Iddo Genuth, “TOFT”: The future of things: An Article on Net
Lucia Snowhill, “e-Paper”, D-Lib Magazine, July-August 2001, Volume 7, Number 7/8, E-books and Their Future in Academic Libraries
Educause Learning Initiative, Advanced learning through IT innovations, Net article