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Flexible OLED isn’t just for foldables, boasts LG Display’s CES concepts

ByASNF

Dec 23, 2021

Credit: LG Display

CES 2022 is still a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped LG Display from teasing out a few of its showcase pieces a little early. This year, LG Display is showcasing two new product concepts based on its flexible OLED technology. “Media Chair” and “Virtual Ride” are both based on display technologies already commercially available for LG Display’s customers. Their main purpose is to showcase what new markets may evolve around its latest panels.

Media Chair, pictured above, would make a great addition to any home theatre setup. LG Display notes that the 1,500R curved radius OLED TV is set at the most optimal viewing distance and moves with the reclining motion of the chair. The TV itself can also switch orientation, flipping between portrait and landscape with the flip of a button, along with Cinematic Sound OLED that produces sound by vibrating the panel itself.

The company envisions this type of concept in VIP airport lounges, for example. LG Display is also working with a South Korean massage chair company to integrate this OLED display into a commercial product. So who knows, you might see something like this in the real world in the not-too-distant future.

LG Display Virtual Ride CES 2022

Credit: LG Display

LG Display’s second, and perhaps more out-there concept is its futuristic Virtual Ride installation. Pictured above, this setup is built from three 55-inch flexible OLED panels, with the central panel showcasing the most severe 500R curvature while still maintaining image quality. Combined with an indoor cycling setup, you can burn off those holiday calories anywhere in the world. The concept also displays exercise information and the like as a heads-up display, although I bet this setup would cost a fair bit more than a Peloton.

This concept ties into LG Display’s virtual and augmented reality theme for its OLED technology, which we might hear a bit more about at CES 2022. Cool ideas or crazy concepts? Let us know in the comments.

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