SNAPWATCH ABOUT US
Back in 1999, Vincent Douglas had a vision, to combine a bi-stable steel snapband with a truly flexible pixelated display, to create a wrist worn wearable platform.
In 2005 the concept was granted a UK patent. In the years which followed, a valuable portfolio of Intellectual Property has been built up, protecting the concept with granted patents in the USA, China and Europe.
Early on, the only flexible display technology was segmental electro-luminescent. As well as being power-hungry, the drive circuitry was just too cumbersome. However, recent years have seen the advent of more flexible pixelated displays. These include, printed plastic techniques, OTFT and TFT backplanes. Frontplane advances include EPD, OLCD, OLED, AMOLED, SAMOLED and POLED.
SnapWatch has engaged worldwide with many innovators across a spectrum of technologies. A huge knowledge-base has been accumulated and, this can be deployed to help potential developers across the wearables sector. Prototypes have been produced which incorporate time, music replay and message display. Functionality which could extend into many other areas.