Made out of Digital Fabric, Polyera Wove Band shows off an E-ink display that occupies 75 percent of its surface

The Polyera Wove Band is a smartwatch with the first-ever bendable digital screen destined for consumer use. But before your inner skeptic starts freaking out, let’s look at the technology first.

Digital screens work through two layers. The frontplane displays the images while the backplane has all the electronics that control the frontplane. The frontplane OLED and E-ink screens can already be bent but it’s the backplane that’s condemned to stiffness.

To make truly bendable backplanes, Polyera developed proprietary materials to do the job. What these are, no one but them knows. The startup, which celebrates its 10th year of research this month, calls the groundbreaking technology Digital Fabric.

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