Korea to establish an OLED light therapy R&D center

Korea's Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the country's Engineering Research Center (ERC) are jointly establishing a new OLED light therapy engineering center.

KAIST-ERC OLED light therapy engineering center image

The new R&D center will initially target skin wound treatment and sleep disorder treatment, using flexible OLEDs to replace current LED-based solutions. In the longer range, the center will also look into dementia prevention and treatment, mild cognitive impairment solutions and other diseases.

There's a long history of OLED-light based treatments. In 2013 Researchers from Northumbria University and PolyPhotonix developed a new OLED-based "sleep mask" that can be used to treat sight loss noninvasively. Back in 2008 OLED was suggested as a treatment for skin cancer,

Posted: Aug 14,2017 by Ron Mertens