FPD International / Healthcare Device Keynote

The Future of Automotive Displays /
Medical Device Applications for Technologies Gained in Display Development

Datetime: 10/23  10:10 - 11:50

Floor: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Conference Center

About lecture and lecturer

The Future of Automotive Displays

Displays in automotive have increasing number in the past and will evolve in the future. After the success of mobile consumer electronics goods as smartphones and tablets, customers expect the same features and drive the automotive industry to develop displays with higher resolution, bigger sizes and sleak appearance. The lighthouse displays in cars are central information displays, displays in instrument cluster, rear seat entertainment and head up displays. Nevertheless the technical requirements for those displays are most challenging for display producers. The presentation will show and explain these high specifications to achieve and gives an outlook into future display developments.

Stefan Lutz

Stefan Lutz

Senior Manager, Engineering Divison
Engineering Topics in Purchasing Process

BMW Group

Graduated 1994 of RWTH Aachen (Germany) as Mechanical Engineer with studies at Imperial College London (UK) and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris (France). After working at Faurecia company (automotive system supplier) in France as project manager, Mr. Lutz joined BMW in 1999. Responsible for cockpit module development for several projects before joining the E/E and Driving Experience Environment Division in 2003. Responsible positions in the Perceived Value and Interior Appearance Department and since 2011 Senior Manager at Display and Instrument Department. Within this function based since 2012 in Beijing (China) responsible for whole Asia development relations.

Emerging applications with flexible electronics will change medical, healthcare, and welfare!

Healthcare and medical fields are getting more important in Japan, as we are facing decreasing birthrates and an aging population. However, since the rigid electronic materials are mainly used in the healthcare and medical devices, their biocompatibility has not been sufficiently high. In order to overcome this problem, our group have focused on soft and biocompatible electronic electronics, with which we soon will achieve human-friendly electronics. Recently, we have succeeded in fabricating organic transistor, OLED, and organic photovoltaic cells on 1μm-thick polymeric film, and achieved the world ligtest and thinnest. At the same time, we have demonstrated amazing softness of the forementioned organic devices; our devices could be squeezed to a bending radius of 5μm. Furthermore, we developed imperceptible electronics (electronics whose presence cannot be perceived) such as sheet-type 64-channel surface electromyogram measurement system, utilizing lightness, thinness, and softness of organic devices. In this talk, I would like to report technical details of ultrathin flexible organic devices and their applications in medical, health, and welfare fields.

Takao Someya

Takao Someya

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

The University of Tokyo

Takao Someya received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1997. Since 2009, he has been a professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Tokyo. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the Nanocenter (NSEC) of Columbia University and Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, as a Visiting Scholar. His current research interests include organic transistors, flexible electronics, plastic integrated circuits, large-area sensors, and plastic actuators. Prof. Someya has received a number of awards, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize in 2009, 2004 IEEE/ISSCC Sugano Award. He is a global scholar of Princeton University since 2009, an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer since 2005 and was the board of directors of the U.S. Materials Research Society from 2008 to 2011. Prof. Someya’s “large-area sensor array” electronic thin film was featured in Time Magazine as one of its “Best Inventions of 2005” in its November 21st, 2005 issue.

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