This is the final part of 3 projects. The point was to define an operative context from the previously written story and to design a product that celebrates the vision of bright, yet rationale future.
1. What is the innovative impact on the society/business defined by it?
Due to miniaturization and combining lots of devices into a single one people have more leisure time, because most of them could now make their work distantly from home. People have more time for thinking and some of them, very little group exactly, decided to use this for their needs. They were a little group, but however this number was higher than in the past years.
These people started their own business because such kinds of devices helped them to start up, whereas in the past you needed almost the whole factory of workers and lots of money. These are creative people who now have the special tool to create their own space in world network. And this helps them to spread their ideas and projects very fast.
2. What innovative and accessible technologies it makes use of and how it impacts on future product design?
The main part of my PC-bracelet is display. It uses existing technology of making flexible ordinary and touchscreens, which is called OLED technology.
Like an LED, an OLED is a solid-state semiconductor device that is 100 to 500 nanometers thick or about 200 times smaller than a human hair. OLEDs can have either two layers or three layers of organic material; in the latter design, the third layer helps transport electrons from the cathode to the emissive layer. In this article, we'll be focusing on the two-layer design.
An OLED consists of the following parts:
Substrate (clear plastic, glass, foil) - The substrate supports the OLED.
Anode (transparent) - The anode removes electrons (adds electron "holes") when a current flows through the device.
Organic layers - These layers are made of organic molecules or polymers.
Conducting layer - This layer is made of organic plastic molecules that transport "holes" from the anode. One conducting polymer used in OLEDs is polyaniline.
Emissive layer - This layer is made of organic plastic molecules (different ones from the conducting layer) that transport electrons from the cathode; this is where light is made. One polymer used in the emissive layer is polyfluorene.
Cathode (may or may not be transparent depending on the type of OLED) - The cathode injects electrons when a current flows through the device.
Foldable OLEDs have substrates made of very flexible metallic foils or plastics. Foldable OLEDs are very lightweight and durable. Their use in devices such as cell phones and PDAs can reduce breakage, a major cause for return or repair. Potentially, foldable OLED displays can be attached to fabrics to create "smart" clothing, such as outdoor survival clothing with an integrated computer chip, cell phone, GPS receiver and OLED display sewn into it.
3. How the life style of people is changing because of your product?
People became more homely. They spend most of their time at home. Herewith they move with their houses. The nearest environment doesn't change for them. They just move with their house from one Trunk to another, these is one of the ways of communication – new neighbors, new sights from the window, maybe new services.
4. How it relates to current trends and phenomena and in which way it is reasonable?
This bracelet is one of the most important devices for communication in this future. It helps people almost I all spheres. It is a pocket PC, mobile phone, medical device for measuring body temperature, blood pressure and other parameters and even such thing as a music player or dictaphone. What about current trends... I think it is obvious that one of our main trends now is combining all kinds of different stuff into one product. Look at least at this plenty of apps for iPod or any other gadget. It may measure, count, cook, programme and make many many other things that previously were not available from one device. And also I think flexibility of products, whether in terms of shape or suiting to different aims is a trend. And my gadget follows this trend too.