eMagin Corporation announced that the company's WUXGA Color OLED microdisplay was selected by NordicNeuroLab AS for its VisualSystem HD.
The VisualSystem HD is NordicNeuroLab's newest generation binocular head-mounted display, which projects high-resolution 2D and 3D images to patients during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) applications.
fMRI, which measures blood flow in the brain, is used to understand how the brain responds during visual stimulation.
The procedure is used to map brain functions before neurosurgery and by researchers studying such areas as cognitive processes, neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury and concussions.
The OLED screens allow for the presentation of stimuli within a large area of the participant's visual field while inside the MRI scanner.
"The OLED display is an incredible invention, it's hard to believe that the tiny OLED display from eMagin has the same number of pixels as my television at home," NordicNeuroLab CEO Thomas Lie Omdahl said.
eMagin's WUXGA is designed for near-to-eye applications that demand high-resolution, high-image quality, compact size, and very low power. The 1920 x 1200-pixel display combines 7,138,368 active dots. Built on a single crystal silicon backplane, the display features eMagin's proprietary thin-film OLED technology and delivers high brightness, extended life and sharp contrast under all conditions.
"Integration of our WUXGA display on the VisualSystem HD underscores the customer value of our technology for mission-critical medical applications that require stringent specifications and exacting reliability," said Andrew Sculley, CEO of eMagin Corporation. "The ruggedness of our displays, which are designed to operate in harsh environments, provides our medical customers with a high degree of confidence in our manufacturing excellence and performance quality."