NordicNeuroLab selects eMagin’s AMOLED microdisplays for functional brain imaging application


The eMagin Corporation (Hopewell Junction, New York), a leader in the development, design and manufacture of Active Matrix OLED microdisplays used in military and commercial AR/VR devices, and other near-eye imaging products, recently announced that its WUXGA Color OLED microdisplay has been selected by NordicNeuroLab AS for its VisualSystem HD, its 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 prior to 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," said NordicNeuroLab CEO Thomas Lie Omdahl. "NordicNeuroLab is honoured to work closely with eMagin as our supplier."

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.

"We are thrilled to expand our long and successful relationship with NordicNeuroLab," said Andrew Sculley, CEO of eMagin Corporation. "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. 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."

Caption: NordicNeuroLab has chosen eMagin’s microdisplays for its neurosurgical brain imaging application (photo: eMagin)

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