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A curved display is a revolutionary model in display technology that features three-dimensional (3-D) screens instead of two-dimensional (2-D) screens. It can substantially change ways that we think and use a range of interfaces, from TVs and laptops to tablets and mobile devices.
Curved display research goes back to the 1970s. In the early years of the new millennium, organizations were already studying the use of organic user interfaces (OUI), which featured bendable screens where manipulating 3-D physical objects required system controls.
Curved screen light-emitting diode (LED) displays are making their way to end users, who will gradually see more increased flexibility than via today’s standard flat glass or plastic screen, which typically includes a gesture touchscreen interface. Other associated technologies involve wearable computing products or implants.
The Google Glass interface is a frontrunner in non-flat design, which, in future IT products, will gradually be less 3-D in nature.