PolyIC showcases proximity dimming with organic films

June 18, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
At the LOPE-C trade fair for organic electronics, foil manufacturer PolyIC will demo an application for its PolyTC conductive films. The transparent material is integrated into the head of a lamp; a move of the hand dims the lamp or switches it on or off.

Lamp manufacturer Occhio GmbH utilizes PolyICs transparent conductive film to implement an innovative control concept. The light can be dimmed or brightened by moving the user's hand in the proximity of the lamp head. A quicker hand gesture near the lamp head switches the lamp on or off.

These non-contact controls were made possible by the employment of PolyIC's transparent, conductive PolyTC films. PolyTC film is integrated in the lamp head lenses and acts as a sensor for gesture-based controls. Using the proximity effect, approaching hands are detected and the movement translated into the appropriate command.

PolyIC will be presenting functions and films using these lamps on the 20th and 21st June 2012 on stand B0.116 at the LOPE-C exhibition in Munich.

PolyIC develops and markets products based on the platform technology printed electronics: In the course of this PolyIC offers products from its activities in the fields of Touch Sensors & Passive Devices as well as Printed Electronics & Displays.

Touch sensors based on the PolyTC technology offer transparent, conductive and flexible possibilities for touch screens and capacitive keys in any variants. Furthermore, this technology enables the setup of flexible circuit structures as passive devices for a huge variety of further applications. The highlight is the possibility to combine decoration and function to achieve a maximum of design flexibility.

Printed smart objects concerning the PolyLogo product line offer interesting possibilities such as radio activated displays in the field of marketing. Printed RFIDs with the brand name PolyID enable thin and flexible applications of radio detection. In the future Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) will make energy harvesting possible.

PolyIC focuses on its expertise in materials, new chip design methods as well as mature and newly developed mass production processes of roll-to-roll printing in order to develop and market this new technology.

Occhio's ìo 3d lamps can be obtained from specialist shops. For further information, please go to www.occhio.de.