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Start-up scales production of fashionable e-ink bracelets

Posted: 24 Apr 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Liber8 Technology  e-ink  wearable  electronic bracelet 

A Hungary-based start-up has developed what it calls the "Tago Arc" electronic bracelet that uses a flexible e-ink display foil, shapes it and turns it into a wearable accessory. The novel product from Liber8 Technology features a 150ppi 16-colour greyscale display that will match the wearer's outfit by controlling the black and white display using the smartphone through an NFC connection.

That's the pitch of Hungarian start-up Liber8 Technology with its "Tago Arc" electronic bracelet. Founded in 2013, the company is ramping up the production of its curved e-Ink bracelets, tying them to a dedicated app for users to easily upload innovative designs.

Tago Arc

Hungary-based Liber8 Technology developed the "Tago Arc" electronic bracelet features a 150ppi 16-colour greyscale display that will match the wearer's outfit.

Only at the touch of their smartphone, the greyscale display will refresh with the wearer's latest pattern selection. The tago app also includes a picture editor so users can design and upload their own artwork, in fact, the bracelet could certainly double up as a particular tag during large social events.

And what will strike the users of this peculiar type of wearable electronics is that the bracelet never needs to be charged, it operates battery-less, harvesting RF energy from the smartphone's NFC reader during the image file transfer. Energy harvesting and hassle-free power is were true wearable autonomy lies and is becoming a must have for a better user experience.

- Julien Happich
  EE Times

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