Pioneer Wearable Computer Jacket

Posted: Jun 7 2003, 10:37am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 1:51pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices


Pioneer Wearable Computer Jacket
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Pioneer Computer Jacket 2003
Pioneer develops a wearable computer jacket with organic film electro-luminescent (OEL) display.

On the photo Kayoko Tanaka, a PR staff member of Pioneer, tries on a prototype of a wearable computer, a jacket with a built-in display in its sleeve in Tokyo Thursday, June 5, 2003.

Pioneer works on this technology since 2001. I found this article in the Taipei Times from 2001. Interestingly Kayoko Tanaka is also back then wearing the prototype jacket. Back in 2001 the jacket looked a bit "fake" compared to the one shown today.
An Organic EL (OEL) display is a self-emissive type display and it provides wide viewing angle, high contrast ratio and fast response time.

Pioneer uses the Organic Electro-luminescent display technology today in some of their car stereo systems.

When the computer display jacket hits the market is unclear.

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