The future is here: Interactive screens on packages

13 April 2016

Instead of reading a label, consumers could be interacting with an electronic screen on packaging in the future. Scientists collaborated with Novalia to create a new way of displaying information on packaging. The process involves printing electronic tracks onto paper and then fixing low-cost electronics and a polymer LED display to the paper using an adhesive that conducts electricity.
Developments could include a countdown timer on the side of a packet to indicate when a timed product was ready such as hair-dye or pregnancy tests. An article about the research is published in the IEEE Journal of Display Technology (News Item University of Sheffield, 8 April 2016).
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